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Health Officials, U.N. Envoy Warn More Must Be Done To Address Health, Development Impacts Of El Niño, Climate Change

Agence France-Presse: Climate change health impacts loom large
“The world should brace for potentially devastating impacts on human health due to climate change, top policymakers and officials from around the globe meeting in Paris said Thursday. Some of these consequences may be avoided if humanity radically curbs its use of fossil fuels in coming decades, but many are already being felt, they said at the opening of a two-day conference run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and hosted by France…” (Hood, 7/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Interview-World must stop next El Niño harming development — U.N. envoy
“Governments have been too slow to respond to droughts and floods linked to the El Niño weather pattern, and must do better next time if global development goals are to be met, said Mary Robinson, U.N. special envoy for El Niño and climate. … The United Nations says there is a shortfall of $2.5 billion for aid needed this year to help more than 60 million people affected by El Niño in 22 countries across Southern and Eastern Africa, Central America, and the Pacific…” (Rowling, 7/7).

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