The Climate and Health Council needs your voice - PWC warns that we're on track for a 6C rise by 2100
And a key article by Bill McKibben (founder of 350.org) published earlier this year explained clearly the maths of why we cannot afford to burn even those fossil fuels already within markets if we hope to stay under the threshold for dangerous climate change.
"Even doubling our current rate of decarbonisation would still lead to emissions consistent with 6C warming by the end of the century."
Leo Johnson, PwC
MT @LiesCraeynest: PwC 'It isn't shock tactics, it's simple maths. We'r heading into uncharted territory' #climatechange http://tinyurl.com/bcsp42r
What can you do?
Beyond making changes at home or work (we'd love to see your stories or pictures!), you can speak or write to your politicians, explain the health impacts of such a rise, and ask them to call on your country's government to increase adaptation funding for developing countries and push for an ambitious and binding climate deal. Moreover, health professionals can communicate the immense health co-benefits of sustainability.
If you want to get more involved in the Climate and Health Council's advocacy work, eg as a volunteer, please email Robin@climateandhealth.org.