WHO (World Health Organization): 1990 predicted 2020!
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicted this 30 years ago.
It is too accurate and groaning. Please read it.
The WHO is at the mercy of politics, but I hope that with proper personnel and a strong organization, it will regain its credibility as the global agency to deal with the new coronas.
Gifu Shimbun (May 2, 1990) morning edition article
WHO Global Warming Health Hazard Projections
Pathogenic protozoa and mosquito mating
Ozone layer depletion: causes weakening of the immune system
Global warming could lead to outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, and nearly half of the world’s population, mainly in developing countries, could be at risk of contracting infectious diseases, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO, Director-General Hiroshi Nakajima). The following is a summary of the results of the survey.
In addition to the danger of infectious diseases, the report also points out for the first time that an increase in the amount of ultraviolet radiation due to ozone depletion may reduce human immunity. ゙ Comprehensive predictions of the direct impact on humanity.
It recommends that countries around the world take the negative health effects seriously and take countermeasures. The final report will be completed and sent to governments by summer, and is scheduled for release at the World Climate Conference in November, which is expected to have a significant impact on future international environmental conferences.
The report, titled “Health Impacts of Climate Change,” noted that rising temperatures, projected to be around 8 degrees Celsius by 2020, will provide favorable breeding conditions for both the malaria pathogen, Plasmodium falciparum, and the mosquitoes that transmit it.
It warns that this could result in a malaria pandemic among the approximately 2.1 billion people living in infected zones in Africa and South America who are still at risk of infection, as well as an expansion of the infected zone.
In addition to malaria, about 600 million people in Africa and Southeast Asia are infected with schistosomiasis caused by parasites, and about 600 million people are infected with mosquito-borne dengue Fever also infects large numbers of people in Asia, India, and other parts of the world.
The total population of the earth today is about 5.2 billion. Although the report does not provide specific figures, it calculates that the damage from infectious diseases caused by global warming alone amounts to about half of the world’s population.
In addition, a “heat wave” of high temperatures and high humidity will hit the elderly, newborns, and those with circulatory problems such as heart attacks, causing a sharp increase in deaths. In addition, rising temperatures will destabilize global food production, worsen the nutritional status of mothers and children, especially in developing countries, and increase infant mortality, according to the report.
(1) Flooding caused by sea level rise will cause cholera, dysentery, and other oral diseases in low-lying countries such as Bangladesh. Epidemic of infectious diseases
(2) Pests multiply, pesticide use increases to control pests and increase food productivity, and pesticide contamination becomes more serious.
(3) Complex photochemical reactions will occur and air pollution will worsen.
On the other hand, ozone depletion not only increases skin cancer, but also destroys immune cells in the skin, which lowers immunity and increases infectious diseases. The new research is based on data from animal experiments and shows that vaccines may become ineffective because they no longer work properly.
Summary of Report Conclusions and Recommendations
The “Conclusions and Recommendations” summary of the WHO report is as follows
The effects of global warming and ozone depletion will be complex and far-reaching beyond a single region. The main health effects are caused by heat stress, air pollution, changes in endemic areas, malnutrition, and flooding.
Health policy makers in each government should undertake a comprehensive study of the relationship between climate change and health effects in order to determine how climate change will harm the population. The following is a brief overview of the project.
The health policy departments (of each government), along with the agricultural, meteorological, environmental, and economic planning departments, should play an active role in preventing the effects of climate change and climate change itself.
Global warming has the potential to alter the distribution of animal-borne infectious diseases. Therefore, national and international countermeasures need to be promoted. Relevant government agencies should consider measures against animals carrying infectious diseases, vaccination, and medication treatment.
It is important to increase awareness of the health impacts associated with climate change. Communicate the health issues that arise in each region of each country to school students and residents as well as professionals through unique educational materials. The following is a list of the most important factors to consider.
The development of new varieties of agricultural products and new agricultural technologies should be promoted in view of the problem of malnutrition due to the decline in food productivity.
Compelling and bold predictions
The World Health Organization (WHO) report is not limited to developed countries such as the United States, which has been cautious about regulating carbon dioxide gas, the main cause of global warming, but also to countries that have been cautious about regulating carbon dioxide gas, which is the main cause of global warming. The content of the report has a strong impact on developing countries, which are said to be relatively uninterested in climate change.
The report makes a large estimate of “indirect impact” damage caused by mosquitoes, flies, and other insect-transmitted diseases. Since the WHO has made malaria control one of its priority measures, the report estimates that about half of the human population could be affected. The bold prediction that there is a risk is also persuasive.
Another important feature of the study is that it pointed out the effects of ultraviolet rays on the immune system, which plays an extremely important role in protecting the living body. If the immunity of the entire human population is weakened, not only infectious diseases but also cancer and other diseases may increase in frequency.
The debate over global warming has so far concentrated on measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The most important and fundamental question of all has rarely been addressed at international conferences.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Established in 1948. Headquartered in Geneva, with approximately 170 member countries
1. Insurance Education
2. immunization against infectious diseases
3. endemic disease control and management
4. food supply and nutritional measures
5. measures for maternal and child health insurance