Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report from UC San Francisco. “2015-2019 were the five warmest years on record, and 2020 has seen tremendous climate impacts, from wildfires to hurricanes.”The impacts of climate change on health are large and are expected to continue growing without rapid action. Climate change is already exacerbating social and economic inequities, leading to higher rates of migration and poverty. World Bank estimates that climate change will push 100 million people globally back into poverty by 2030. “There is a lot we can be doing to mitigate climate change and to mitigate the impact on cancer,” said co-author Naomi Beyeler, MPH, co-director of the Evidence to Policy Initiative and Lead for Climate and Health at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences.
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