"Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health
impacts, and no country is immune, a major new report from more than 120
researchers has declared.
This year’s annual report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate
Change, released today, presents the latest data on health impacts from
a changing climate.
Among its results, the report found there were 296,000 heat-related
premature deaths in people over 65 years in 2018 (a 54% increase in the
last two decades), and that global yield potential for major crops
declined by 1.8–5.6% between 1981 and 2019.
We are part of the Lancet Countdown sub-working group focusing on human
migration in a warming world. We estimate that, based on current
population data, 145 million people face potential inundation with
global mean sea-level rise of one metre. This jumps to 565 million
people with a five metre sea-level rise.
Unless urgent action is taken, the health consequences of climate change
will worsen. A globally coordinated effort tackling COVID-19 and climate
change in unison is vital, and will mean a triple win: better public
health, a more sustainable economy and environmental protection."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics