For the seventh time in a row, the medical journal "The Lancet" has published a report that examines the relationship between the climate crisis and health on the basis of five key areas. There is an increasing call to focus on people's health. Adding to the health, social and economic impacts of the climate crisis are the current consequences of the global energy crisis and the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, while arguing that it is not too late to prevent the worst impacts of climate change to create a healthier, safer and more equitable future.
Current situation and adverse health consequences
Reacting to the Lancet report, which has been published since 2015, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, calling for stronger action, said "The climate crisis is killing us." These clear words underscore the urgent warning of the 99 experts from 51 institutions and UN agencies who point to the devastating health consequences of the climate crisis in their report.