Climate change and health

The links between climate change and public health are increasingly clear. The Lancet Countdown 2017 report monitors the health impacts of climate change and the benefits resulting from the response to climate change.
Explore and interact with the report’s findings.

Health effects of heatwaves

Labour capacity and heat stress

“Extreme heat causes heat stress and heat stroke, exacerbations of pre-existing heart failure, and kidney disease.”

Infectious diseases

Adaptation planning and resilience

Air pollution and public health

Coal phase out

Divestment from fossil fuels

Research on health and climate change

“Science is critical to increasing public and political understanding of the links between climate change and health.”

Read the full report: The Lancet Countdown 2017.

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