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The Lancet Countdown: Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an annual examination of the impact of climate change on human health.  The project is a collaboration between 120 experts from 35 institutions.

This year’s report has a particular focus on the unprecedented health risks a child born today faces from climate change. Without drastic changes to the energy landscape and rapid emissions reductions, the report will warn, climate change could burden an entire generation with health problems throughout their lives.

Authors were at the SMC to talk about the health consequences of rising temperatures, infectious diseases, air pollution, extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.

 

Speakers included:

Dr Nicholas Watts, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Professor of Environmental Economics at the School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development, at the University of Reading

Dr Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Lecturer in Global Health at the University of Sussex

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