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Climate crisis risk to health


More than 300 organisati­ons, representi­ng 45-million nurses, doctors and health profession­als worldwide, have signed an open letter to 197 government leaders and national delegation­s ahead of COP26, warning that the climate crisis is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. “Wherever we deliver care, in our hospitals, clinics and communitie­s around the world, we are already responding to the health harms caused by climate change,” their letter reads. “Those people and nations who have benefited most from the activities that caused the climate crisis ... have a great responsibi­lity to do everything possible to help those who are now most at risk.”

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