Coal is responsible for 44% of global carbon dioxide emissions and at least 800,000 deaths every year--making phasing out coal one of our greatest opportunities to improve global health. Video thanks to Jeni Miller!
I pulled over Dr Nick Watts, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown on Climate-health, just after the Global Climate and Health Alliance meeting at COP24 to talk about the incredible response to their 2017 report--and next steps!
Carol Devine of MSF-Canada on Climate-health
Carol Devine and the MSF-movement are mobilizing on climate change.
A target for us! Dalhousie Medical Student Kit Moran issues a challenge to Canadian Medical Schools from COP23--Climate-health curriculum by 2020.
During the summer of 2014, Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT), experienced an unprecedented number of forest fires. The SOS project, undertaken by CAPE and Ecology North in partnership with the Yellowknives Dene and the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, combined quantitative and qualitative approaches to generate a holistic view of the health impacts.
We have work to do! Do you have time? Skills? Money? Time, skills AND money? Perfect!
Jump in, the water's fine. We promise--action feels better than anxiety.