Highlighting the adverse impact of both the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and global warming across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that “the risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease” known to Man.
GENEVA — In a statement, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns, although “the Covid-19 pandemic will (at one point come to an) end, there is no vaccine for the climate crisis.”
“Every action taken to limit emissions and warming brings us closer to a healthier and safer future,” Ghebreyesus reminds world leaders.
Many governments—rich and poor alike—met the threat of Covid-19 with “unprecedented funding” and in mentioning this, he calls for “a similar emergency response” to the environmental crisis, highlighting the benefits, he says.
“Better air quality alone would realize health benefits which easily offset the global costs of emissions reductions.”
“Governments must make fundamental changes to show that our societies and economies are organized while initiating how (people) live,” says the WHO chief. (TRC/The MiNT)