Friday, 4 April 2014

Health Professionals Worldwide Demand Urgent Climate Action Following IPCC Report

Health and medical organizations from around the world are calling on governments to respond to the major health risks described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s recent Second Working Group reporting, ‘Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation,’ which was released on Monday. Details here.

Sharp rise in FAO Food Price Index

Food & Agriculture Organization

Weather and Black Sea tensions push prices to ten-month highs. Details here.

Blight, spawned by torrential rain, destroyed 
this & many other "backyard" 
tomato crops in western Canada 
a few years ago. PLT photo.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...