Medical Journals Call Climate Change the “Greatest Threat to Global Public Health”

A collection of leading health and medical journals called this week for swift action to combat climate change, calling on governments to cooperate and invest in the environmental crisis with the degree of funding and urgency they used to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

In an editorial published in more than 200 medical and health journals worldwide, the authors declared a 1.5-degree-Celsius rise in global temperatures the “greatest threat to global public health.” The world is on track to warm by around 3 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by 2100, based on current policies.

CO2 Data

From the Scripps institute – plan to update monthly

Classic Keeling curve from 1960

Two year curve shows annual variation and steady increase – note slight COVID glitch Mar 2020

800,000 years showing the past natural cycles and the current extreme rise – vertical line at the right