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The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says

The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century.
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Last year there were 220 million more people in danger from heat waves than in the 90s

Last year there were 220 million more people in danger from heat waves than in the 90s | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Climate change has health consequences and increasingly threatens more people with premature death . In terms of heat waves alone, last year there were 220 million more elderly people exposed than in the 90s. It is the highest figure recorded so far and it is not trivial, since these episodes of cannula generated generate in the older population a stress to the organism that can trigger death. But, as the "The Lancet Countdown" report warns on Thursday, it is the children born today who will suffer the worst consequences , since they will live them at all stages of their lives, from childhood to old age, multiplying health risks in each of them if climate change is not stopped.

 

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The health of future generations is likely to be affected by climate change

The health of future generations is likely to be affected by climate change | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
If nothing is done against climate change, the health of children born today will be increasingly threatened over their lifetime, experts say in a report released Thursday, November 14.

"Climate change will define the health of an entire generation," said Dr. Nick Watts, responsible for this report. Published in the medical journal The Lancet a few weeks before the international climate conference (COP25), it resonates like an echo of the fears of which the Swedish Greta Thunberg has become the emblem in the world.

 

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How Climate Change Will Destroy Children's Health

How Climate Change Will Destroy Children's Health | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets, all of the children born today would be 31 when the world reached net-zero greenhouse emissions.

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Climate change: 4C temperature increase by 2090 'will have catastrophic impact on children' | Climate News

Climate change: 4C temperature increase by 2090 'will have catastrophic impact on children' | Climate News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Climate change could wipe out 50 years of public health gains unless we take urgent action to stop global warming, leading medical authorities have warned.

The World Health Organization, along with more than 30 other global institutions that collaborated on a new report for The Lancet medical journal, says climate change will have a life-long impact on children born today.
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Brazilians born today will have difficulty breathing in the future, climate study says

Brazilians born today will have difficulty breathing in the future, climate study says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A child born today in Brazil will probably have difficulty breathing during his or her growth and life. It will also face mosquitoes that carry disease such as dengue and extreme events such as burning, drought and flooding in greater numbers.

These are some of the health problems associated with climate change presented in the new version of the Lancet Countdown report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, released on Wednesday evening. fair (13).

 

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Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggerating

Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggerating | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A child born today faces far-reaching health impacts from living through a world 4°C warmer than humans have ever experienced, according to a major assessment released today. But the research doesn’t support claims by some climate activists that children may not grow up at all.

The 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, put together by doctors and researchers, warns that children are particularly vulnerable to climate change, because a warming world exposes them to more infectious diseases, malnutrition and stunted growth, and dirty air that hinders the development of their lungs.
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Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide - The New York Times

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide - The New York Times | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet.

The report compared human health consequences under two scenarios: one in which the world meets the commitments laid out in the Paris Agreement and reins in emissions so that increases in global temperatures remain “well below 2 degrees Celsius” by the end of the century, and one in which it does not.
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