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Climate change is a health emergency too!

The Emergency Medicine Day campaign for 2024 will be dedicated to the impact of climate change on Emergency Medicine.
The compelling testimonies from colleagues and patients have made clear to us that we must take action and ensure that this issue is brought to the attention of everyone.

Climate change is humanity's biggest health threat currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “Climate change is impacting people’s health in a myriad of ways, including: Leading to death and illness from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, storms and floods, disruption of food systems, an increase in zoonoses and food-, water- and vector-borne diseases, and mental health issues.

Modeling extreme heat in a changing climate – CarbonPlan

This model provides a forecast of extreme heat days for the next 15 years (developed by Carbon Plan in collaboration with the Washington Post).

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