GENEVA: For the first time in history, more than 220 medical research journals have published a joint editorial warning politicians, policymakers, the public, and especially rich countries, based on the Covid 19 epidemic. Emergency measures to tackle climate change should not be delayed.
The authors of this organization include world renowned medical experts as well as the head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gabrias. “The risks associated with global climate change are far greater than any one disease,” he said. The global epidemic of Quad 19 will be over, but there is no vaccine for the environmental crisis. “
This editorial was written specifically to coincide with the UN General Assembly session on climate change and the COP 26 World Environment Conference to be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021.
The joint agency called for the immediate and unconditional implementation of the global “Paris Agreement” on environmental protection in 2015.
Experts at the institute argue that there is a direct link between the environment and health, so increasing environmental degradation is causing severe health problems for billions of people around the world, most of whom live in poor and under-resourced countries. Will turn out to be the most problematic.
“The greatest threat to global public health in the future will be the continued failure of world leaders to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius and to take appropriate practical steps to restore natural systems,” the joint venture said. I warned the experts.
Professor Lukoye Eto’oli, editor-in-chief of the East African Medical Journal, noted in part of the editorial that poor and middle-income countries have historically played little role in global climate change. Yet (due to the widespread pollution of rich and industrially developed countries) the poorest countries are facing the worst effects, including serious public health problems.
Therefore, rich and industrialized countries will have to play a greater role (than the poorer countries) in redressing their grievances in the past, and this process will have to be “started immediately and continued in the future,” wrote Professor Atowli.
Note: The full text of this detailed editorial can be viewed on the websites of various medical journals, including The Lancet.