Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson discusses climate change and children’s health on SciDevNet

  • 2019•11•19     United Kingdom     SciDevNet

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    UNU-EHS expert Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson discussed The Lancet‘s newest report on climate change and children’s health, which she co-authored.

    The study, involving 35 global institutions, found that climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children, with lifelong consequences. Infants and children will be more vulnerable to malnutrition and rising food prices due to temperature rise, rise in infectious diseases and air pollution, among others. In addition, the next generations will be more exposed to extreme weather events, brought on by climate change.

    Read the article here.