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A child born today will experience a world that is more than 4˚C warmer by the time they turn 71 years old, which will threaten their health at every stage of their life.
According to Nick Watts, executive director of the Lancet’s Countdown,“We have no idea what that looks like from a public health perspective, but we know it is catastrophic. We know that it has the potential to undermine the last 50 years of gains in public health and overwhelm the health systems we rely on.”
Worth Noting: Watts explained that “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.” Without swift, global cooperation on climate action, we are dooming every child alive today to far worse health outcomes than that of their parents.
Why This Matters: By not taking drastic action on climate change we’re gambling away our children’s future. This report shows it’s not hyperbole to say so. On the other hand, this is the point we should be making when we talk about climate change–it makes it very personal when people understand the risks that their children and grandchildren will face as a result of a warming planet. Climate change is undeniably a public health crisis.
Go Deeper: Get a better understanding of the Lancet report in these 9 charts from Wired.
The Trump Administration announced last week that it has rejected the settled scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, particularly in children. This pesticide, which is widely used on soybeans, almonds, grapes, and other crops, has been proven to harm children’s neurological development.
Why this matters: Under the false flag of transparency, EPA is putting children at greater risk.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer On Tuesday, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to accept a petition that will grant the Joshua tree, the famous twisty-limbed yucca plant native to the Mojave desert, endangered species status for one year while the state conducts a study. The plant is now considered a “candidate species” […]
by Razi Beresin-Scher and Miro Korenha According to recent reporting from The Hill, atmospheric smoke is exacerbating the toll of the COVID-19 virus in Oregon and California. Smoke inhalation weakens the immune systems of those suffering from asthma and other underlying respiratory conditions, compromising their ability to recover from the virus. Researchers at the Harvard […]
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