A new report from one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world says that the failure of Canada to reduce emissions & # 39; & # 39 gas emissions; effect & # 39; Greenhouse is not only killing the planet, killed the Canadians.
The report on the impacts of climate change, health, published Wednesday in The Lancet, concluded that treatment with & # 39; of climate change success is the only thing that governments can do to improve human health this century.
Chronic exposure to air pollution from activities that emit gases b & # 39; effect & # 39; greenhouse gas contributing to the deaths & # 39; 7142 Canadian Estimated year, and 2.1 million people worldwide.
The heat waves, the forest fires, floods and severe storms are causing more deaths and long-term illness but little information is available about both.
The first recommendation in the report is simply to follow the number of & # 39; with heat-related illness and death in Canada, something that nothing in most provinces.
Kevin Key / Slworking through & # 39; Getty Images The 2018 season is the most destructive on record in California, b & # 39; & # 39 total; 7579 fires burning.
The 2018 season is the most destructive on record in California, b & # 39; & # 39 total; 7579 fires burning.
The summer, public health officials in Quebec said that 90 people died in a wave of & # 39; heat. Southern and Eastern & # 39; Ontario suffered the same heat but Ontario does not follow with heat-related deaths in the same way, so no one knew how many people were affected in the province.
Dr. Courtney Howard, doctor & # 39; emergence of Yellowknife, who wrote the Canadian section of the report, said now that the world is in & # 39; pattern for temperature rises can not Adapting, resulting in & # 39; more deaths and illnesses.
The temperature of the medium surface of the earth is already & # 39; about 1C warmer than in pre-industrial era, and if we continue to throw greenhouse gases at current levels, the increase will be between 2.6 C and 4.8 C by century end, she said.
"We are not sure we can Adapting to what b & # 39; in such a way that we can keep the same & # 39; stability and the health care system of systems it is realized," said Howard.
"We are talking about not only keeping disease levels, we are talking about our ability to provide health care."
Particles purpose & # 39; airborne pollutants causing premature deaths from heart disease, strokes, lung cancer, acute respiratory infections and chronic lung disease. The waves & # 39; contributing to more frequent heat stroke and heat more intense pollen seasons, which can aggravate allergies and asthma, as can the forest fires.
"We are not sure we can Adapting to what b & # 39; in such a way that we can keep the same civil stability and & # 39; healthcare systems we're used to" Dr. Courtney Howard, doctor & # 39; emergence of Yellowknife.
The warmer temperatures also help insects flourish, which means more insulin borne diseases. The incidence of & # 39; Lyme disease, carried by ticks, has increased 50 percent in 2017 alone.
Howard said a new term emerging among mental health professionals is "eco-anxiety", describing the mental stress caused by climate-related changes – or even just the threat may occur.
The public health officials will have to adapt their responses to such fire hazards in the forest, because the increased intensity and fire frequency means that most communities have bad air for much longer, as saying Howard .
The most & # 39; the health authorities advise people to stay in & # 39; lighted places, but when those periods lasting for weeks, that is not a sustainable solution.
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Floods are also rising.
"This is an emergency"
F & # 39; San Francisco this month, smoke from fires fauna made the air among the most dangerous in the world. Doctors said people to keep and wear masks if they absolutely had to go out.
Howard said that ongoing work to improve the forecasting of smoke, so people know when they can expect to go out and get exercise and sunlight b & # 39; safe mode during extended warnings smoke.
She said the last twissew summers to Canadians about x & # 39; understand climate change, with seasons that record forest season in British Columbia in both 2017 and 2018, drought on prairie, waves & # 39; heat in central Canada and flood communities near the coast to coast. She said that some people think it is normal again – but not.
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"It will be worse in & # 39; 10 years", she said.
Howard said if we do not nżidux our efforts, the change in the world will be massive, including more wars and migration.
"I am a doctor & # 39; emergency and I are working on this because this is an emergency", she said.
Both the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Public Health Association said they agree with the findings and recommendations of & # 39; Lancet.
"The health care professionals readily see impacts of devastating climate change being our health," said Dr. Gigi Osler, president of the Canadian Medical Association, f & # 39; statement.
"From wildfires to heat waves to new infectious diseases, we are already dealing with the effects on health of climate change", she said.
"This is the public health imperative of our time".
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