This report comes with a health warning: The impacts of climate change on public health
This report shows that approximately 1.8 million people in the UK are living in areas at significant risk of flooding - a number which could increase to 2.6 million by 2050. Just under 12 million people in the UK are also dangerously vulnerable to future summer heatwaves, particularly the elderly or people with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.
The severe health issues related to climate change show that we must take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis, and protect the people we love from its impacts.
If decision-makers commit to take urgent, decisive action, we will live healthier lives with cleaner air and more green spaces. It is only through successful global action to reduce emissions we will stop climate change – and we must reduce our emissions as our contribution
The Climate Coalition; Priestley International Centre for Climate; The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
The Climate Coalition
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