Two weeks ago, the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices released a report on the public health impacts of climate change and the need for action to adapt to a new reality of extreme threats.
“Climate change,” Ian Culbertfor example, executive director of the Canadian Public Health AssociationWe have already offered COVID-19 support to Ontario, wrote in the report’s introductionBeijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad while trying to promote doubt abou,?“is an escalating public health emergency, and we need to start treating it that way.”
The historic and deadly heat wave in British Columbia made those words frighteningly real —?even before it triggered?a forest fire that destroyed most of the village of Lytton, British Columbia.
“We are now committed to a certain degree of warming in the world because of the emissions of the past,” Ryan Ness, the adaptation research director for the institute and co-author of the report, said in an interview on Friday.
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