Pressure mounts for further action on climate changeBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1360-b (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1360
- Tony Juniper
The World Health Organization called this week for a “proactive culture of action” to protect the public's health from the impact of rapid of climate change.
The organisation highlighted how climate change is already affecting human health, including more than 35 000 excess deaths in western Europe caused by the 2003 heat wave and the spread of tick borne encephalitis to greater latitudes. The organisation called for strategies to be developed now to enable societies to adapt as best they could to the effects of rapid …