Over 230 Medical Journals: Climate Crisis Is "Greatest" Health Threat

"Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, editors of over 230 medical journals warned Sunday evening.

Why it matters: This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning.

Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: 'The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature.'"

Rebecca Falconer reports for Axios September 6, 2021.

Source: Axios, 09/07/2021