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
    and air.
  • 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.