British health systems are unprepared for the “devastating” effects of climate change, leading health bodies have warned.
As extreme weather events such as flooding or heatwaves become more common, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change urged ministers not to “wait for disaster” before acting.
British health systems seem unprepared for people falling ill anyway, don’t they?
The alliance said climate change is “very much a UK health issue” because of factors such as the impact of flooding on mental health to the spread of new infectious diseases.
The impact of flooding on mental health? What are they smoking?
And if infectious diseases are a worry, why aren’t they campaigning to halt unrestricted immigration?
The group’s aim is to raise awareness of the health risks associated with climate change and promoting approaches to tackling the issue that also benefit public health, such as reducing air pollution, encouraging more active transport options, healthier diets and warmer homes.
I wonder just how much government (i.e. taxpayer) money is being paid to this pressure group?