September 22, 2021

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Medical journals around the world call on world leaders to take climate change more seriously: 'catastrophic health effects' |  environment

Medical journals around the world call on world leaders to take climate change more seriously: ‘catastrophic health effects’ | environment

Some 220 medical journals have called on world leaders to act urgently to combat climate change. People’s health suffers from rising temperatures and the destruction of nature, it appears in a common message.




The editors cried out for help preparing for the Glasgow Climate Summit in November and other important international meetings. According to the journals, failure to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial times will result in “catastrophic” health damage.

The authors acknowledge that the world is now primarily concerned with fighting the coronavirus, but they stress that tackling climate problems cannot wait. They believe that rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can only be made after a pandemic.

Commentary written by editors-in-chief is in magazines such as scalpelAnd British Medical JournalAnd The New England Journal of MedicineAnd Public Health JournalAnd Chinese Science Bulletin employment International Nursing Review. It is unique that many medical journals publish a joint call. There are warnings that global warming is already affecting people’s health.

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“Over the past 20 years, the number of heat-related deaths among people over 65 years of age has increased by more than 50 percent,” they wrote. Many other complaints are also more common, such as dehydration, tropical diseases, pregnancy complications and allergies. Wilfried Geselaers says in Standard. Geselaers is a professor of gynecology and editor-in-chief of the journal Journal of Medicine and Health Care, the trade magazine that publishes the editorial in our country. He describes global warming as a health crisis. “Temperature also determines the risk of cardiovascular disease and kidney failure,” Gyselaers explains.

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Trade journals say it has been noted with growing concern that “powerful members of the international community” are beginning to view a temperature rise of more than 1.5 degrees as “inevitable or even acceptable”. Also, emission reduction strategies may not be realistic enough at times. Rich countries should reduce their consumption and provide poor countries with more “climate finance”, in the form of subsidies and debt cancellation.

According to the magazines, many governments responded to the Corona crisis by opening the money spigot in an unprecedented way. The environmental crisis requires a similar emergency response. Huge investment will be required far beyond what is currently being considered or delivered in the world.”