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Film: 'Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change'

14 May 2009

Links: UCL-Lancet Commission:

ucl.ac.uk/global-health/project-pages/lancet1/ucl-lancet-climate-change.pdf" target="_self"> 'Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change'
  • UCL-Lancet Commission: Main news article
  • UCL Institute for Global Health
  • A new UCL short film introduces the conclusion of the Lancet-UCL Commission that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

    The commission reviewed the likely health impacts of climate change on human societies - and documented ways to reverse those impacts. It concluded that there is a need for policymakers, practitioners and the public to act urgently on the human health effects of climate change.

    In this film, hear direct from some of the 28 commission members, including UCL medics, an anthropologist, a climate scientist, a lawyer and Dr Richard Horton, Editor of 'The Lancet'.