Washington (TGW) – Global warming should be treated as a health issue, experts said at a meeting of the America Public Health Association.
Big emitters like the U.S. and China are especially vulnerable.
"There is ... an issue of disproportional vulnerability," Jonathan Patz of the University of Wisconsin said at a news conference. "But ... in the industrialized world, because we live in a globalized economy, an increase in disease anywhere in the world really puts everyone at risk."
Health hazards related to global warming include severe heat, severe droughts, increased smog, and more severe storms.
"Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation," said Dr. Georges Benjamin, the association's executive director. "Yet few Americans are aware of the very real consequences of climate change on the health of our communities, our families and our children."
Via :: Reuters