Air Pollution causing 13 deaths every minute says WHO report
According to this report, 13 people are dying every minute around the world due to air pollution.
New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a frightening report regarding the deaths due to air pollution around the world. According to this report, 13 people are dying every minute around the world due to air pollution.
The WHO has issued a warning while issuing its special report in the meeting started in Glasgow, Scotland, led by the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). It has been said that if people do not take precautions in the coming time, then dire consequences may have to be faced.
WHO calls for limiting global warming to 1.5°C
During the meeting, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the corona pandemic has highlighted the close and delicate relationship between humans, animals and our environment. He said the WHO calls on all countries to take decisive action at COP26 to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is in our own interest.
WHO report on Air Pollution:
The WHO report has been launched as an open letter, signed by officials from more than two-thirds of the global health workforce. The report calls on 300 organisations, national leaders and COP26 country delegations representing at least 45 million doctors and health professionals around the world to take steps to reduce the effects of air pollution.
The WHO report states that the burning of fossil fuels is killing people. Climate change is the biggest health threat facing humanity. No one is safe from the health effects of climate change, be it the weaker sections or the wealthy. We have to act on this or else it will be more dangerous for the coming generation.
The WHO report concludes that protecting people's health requires transformative action in every area, including energy, transport, nature, food systems and finance.
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