This week's U.N. conference in Bali has focused the world's attention on climate change. And as leaders work on coming to an agreement on how to address this global issue, experts in the field continue to warn of the dangers of doing nothing. Several news stories this week reported on how climate change has the potential to seriously effect the health and well-being of communities around the world.
Among the news stories related to the consequences of climate change reported recently via APHA's National Public Health Week News Twitter are these headlines:
- Climate-related diseases likely to cause health setback: WHO
- UNICEF: Without action, children in poor countries will be very hard hit by climate change
- Climate change could heighten tensions, conflict worldwide, UN agency says
- Climate change: More heat waves, tornadoes
- WHO: Health sector needs to wake up to effects of climate change