How Can Climate Change Impact Global Health?

Global Citizen, 15th April 2020

Climate change poses a serious threat, not only to the environment but also to global public health. 

From air pollution to wildfires, both the causes and effects of climate change can be responsible for a host of additional health issues and related deaths. 

It was, in fact, declared a “true public health emergency” by 74 major medical and public health groups in a call to action in 2019 — which asked government, business, and civil society leaders to take "urgent and essential steps" to protect people's health "in the era of climate change."