The climate will weigh more and more on health


Long seen as an environmental issue, climate change has also emerged in recent years as a real health issue.

“How many deaths cause carbon emissions?” This is the question posed by the New York Times last week, after posting in Nature Communications a study assessing the human cost of CO emissions2 . One additional death would be caused by 2100 for every 4,500 tonnes of carbon emitted, which is what 3.5 Americans (or… 146.2 Nigerians) produce in a lifetime. “Our work brings this question of carbon production to a more personal and understandable scale”, indicates in a press release the author of the study, Daniel Bressler.

Long seen as an environmental issue, climate change has also emerged in recent years as a real health issue. As early as 2015, the year in which the Paris Agreement was signed, the IPCC devoted a chapter in its report to the consequences on health of current and future climate changes. The concepts “One health”, and more recently “Planetary health”, demonstrated the importance of interrelations

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