The report, put together by doctors and researchers, looks at how the health of future generations will be affected if action is not taken on climate change now.
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The 2019 Lancet Countdown on health and climate change is a major global and multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the emerging health impacts of climate change and independently assessing the delivery of commitments made by governments globally under the Paris Agreement. The 43-page document follows similar annual reports delivered by the Lancet Countdown in 2017 and 2018 and is a data-driven, deep analysis of the lifelong health consequences of soaring global temperatures.
The report thus has a special focus on what climate change can do to the health of infants and children.
Canadian children will face sharply increased risks of wildfire and asthma, floods, allergies, tick-borne diseases, extreme heat, and displacement due to erosion, according to the report, published Wednesday in medical journal The Lancet.
Those diseases hit children harder, the report said, and children, the elderly, the poor and the sick are most hurt during extreme heat with risky overheating, respiratory disease and kidney problems.
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The impact of air pollution on our health, which is already "dangerously high", would get worse. India for example, has increased coal-based energy supply - coal is the among the worst air pollutants - by 11% in just the two years between 2016 and 2018.
The number of extreme weather events continue to grow, including wildfires.
Heatwaves are increasing: In 2018, there were 220 million heatwave exposures globally, the highest on record.
"Over the past two decades, the Government of India has launched many initiatives and programmes to address a variety of diseases and risk factors".
She recalls the 2015 heatwave in India that killed thousands. These people are not able to respond adequately also because the public health challenge is compounded by poor health health systems and infrastructure. The report also said the cholera version of Vibrio has increased almost 10 per cent. And it is likely that by 2100, the world would have warmed by between 3 and 5 degree celsius.
Little ones are escalating up in a warmer world that may hit them with much more and distinctive wellness difficulties than their dad and mom knowledgeable, an world report by physicians said. Health impact should be part of the discussion on climate change, they said. And they're at risk for lifelong health threats unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, the scientists reported in the November 14 issue of The Lancet. The changing climate means that there is an increased likelihood of outbreaks of diseases, like cholera, even in countries where the disease is not generally found. Because of the warming climate, 29 per cent more of the US coastline is vulnerable to Vibrio.
Nothing short of a 7.4 per cent year-on-year cut in fossil Carbon dioxide emissions from 2019 to 2050 will limit global warming to the more ambitious goal of 1.5 degree Celsius, said the report.
The report also highlights tactics to adapt to changes in the climate that are unavoidable. The brief recommends a few changes for India's health and environment policies. "In 2019, for this report, this is the first time that we feel as though we can say actually these health impacts have arrived in full", Watts said. Market systems should also be improved to protect those involved in agriculture. The brief also suggests that crops should be diversified and crops that require less water and less labour should be grown.