Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds So many people will be familiar with the most obvious effect of climate change like increasing temperatures. Sea level rise but can these things really affect human health. What’s the evidence that that these types of climatic changes can really have an impact on public health. So I think environmental changes are huge driver for biological systems affecting genes to species to entire ecosystems and ultimately human health. And I think this makes climate change one of the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Broadly speaking you can think of it as being three systems. We’ve got the climate system.
Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds We’ve got natural systems and we’ve got the human system and it’s the way that these three systems interact that tells us how climate change might ultimately impact human health. There’s already been a change of one degree in global mean temperatures and health impacts are already accruing. There are already people being exposed to heat waves. There are already vulnerable populations feeling the effects of climate change. There’s never been a better time to act on climate change than now. There’s never been a cheaper time to act on climate change than now climate change is here.
Skip to 1 minute and 29 seconds Climate change is real and it’s time that individuals, companies, governments, politicians step up to the plate in the spirit of the Paris agreement and work out a way to confront this global societal challenge. It’s a great time to be thinking about solutions to climate change it’s a great time to be thinking about how we can live healthier and happier lives and at the same time battling climate change and emissions causing climate change.