Global changes in climate will affect healthBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.769 (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:769
- ANDY HAINES, research and development director
- North Thames Regional Health Authority
The potential impact on health of global changes in the climate is far reaching and will require new investment and international cooperation, it emerged at a conference in Washington earlier this month. The conference heard that effects ranging from pollution and the direct effects of heat to the altered distribution of diseases and the emergence of new diseases will probably be experienced within the lifetime of those currently studying them.
The nine warmest years this century have all occurred since 1980, and the temperature has now rebounded from the transient cooling of 0.5°C caused …