A new report from international environmental organizations in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment found the full breadth of health impacts haven’t been adequately studied or prepared for.
That is the verdict of a new report from the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, which found changing climate will worsen pre-existing health conditions and strain the health-care system unless governments take significant action.
Dirty air is already known to increase hospital treatment for severe asthma attacks and other respiratory problems. But new research is the first using clinical data to show increased illness among the much bigger number of people who seek treatment from their doctor.
Many things can spell the last straw for an exhausted farmer — a crop that doesn’t work out, a few too many days working in a row. For Kristen Penhall, it was a comment about the number of carrots in one of her vegetable boxes.
Public health research has shown that climate change is amplifying the health disparities that poorer people already face as a result of social conditions, like substandard housing or jobs with poor working conditions.