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2008世界健康日:世界卫生组织强调气候异常对人类的危害

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WHO Targets Climate Change for World Health Day 2008This is the VOA Special English Health Report. Next Monday

who targets climate change for world health day 2008



this is the voa special english health report.

next monday is world health day, observed by the world health organization. the objective chosen for this year is to get people involved in the campaign to protect against the health effects of climate change.

the world health organization is a united nations agency.

the w.h.o. says there is already evidence of health problems related to climate change. it says more people are dying from extreme heat, and that diseases spread by insects are also on the rise. and it says climate change has increased the risk of natural disasters, especially severe dry weather, wildfires, major storms and floods.

disasters like these can kill directly or indirectly. people can die or get sick from food shortages or conditions like the spread of disease. several years ago, the w.h.o. blamed climate change for two percent of diarrhea cases worldwide in the year two thousand.

last month, researchers in canada predicted that temperature increases there will spread insects like ticks and mosquitoes farther north. these insects can carry disease.

the scientists also predict that climate change will lead in canada to an increase in outbreaks of diseases that can be carried in water and food. they note that flooding, heavy rains and warmer temperatures are linked to the spread of bacteria, viruses and other organisms. this is true even in the presence of water treatment systems, they say.

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