The solid facts on climate change and health
- Warming of the global climate is unequivocal.
- Man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly from the burning of fossil fuels,
are warming the earth.
- Health effects are already observed.
- The life of thousands of people may be threatened by more frequent extreme weather
- Climate change affects some of the most fundamental prerequisites of health: food, water
- Shifts in the distribution and behaviour of insect and bird species are early signs that
biological systems are already responding to climate change.
- Public health security may be at risk.
- Climate change will affect everybody but everybody is not equally vulnerable.
- Climate change will have adverse effects on economic growth.