Climate change is a global issue, but nurses see its effects close-up
Threats to health and healthcare systems from global warming make the need to address the world's nursing shortage all the more urgent
The World Health Organization estimates the world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives by 2030, so governments need to start planning now how they are going to achieve this growth in the workforce over the next decade, or face the consequences.
The coming nursing shortage is a great concern, but it will be made worse by the even greater challenge of global warming, the health consequences of which are truly alarming.
Prospects for a child born in 2020 if global warming remains unchecked
The recent report by the Lancet, Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change , demonstrates with frightening clarity what will happen to the health of a...
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