Climate Change Could Reverse Work To Improve Human Health
A UN report says climate change could reverse decades of work to improve human health.
The joint-study says a warming planet will put more strain on health systems.
The report has been co-ordinated by the World Meterological Organisation and warns extreme heat causes the greatest mortality than all weather events.
It says there needs to be early warning systems for extreme heat as well as better pollen monitoring.
The study says practically the whole planet experienced heatwaves in the past year.
In 2022, extreme heat contributed to over 60,000 excess deaths in Europe.
The report says extreme high temperatures aggravate air pollution, which is responsible for an estimated 7 million premature deaths a year.
The groups, including the World Health Organisation have called for "transformational change" across health and climate sectors.