Tuesday, 5 April 2016

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate Central
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Climate change is a major threat to human health, with extreme heat likely to kill 27,000 Americans annually by 2100, according to a report released Monday by the White House. Story here.

North America's Key Birds Facing Extinction, Study Finds


  Northern Oriole. PinP photo.
314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change. 

Polar Bears Losing Weight As Arctic Sea Ice Melts, Canadian Study Finds

Between 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice. More here.

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 vacci...