2011-06-16 02:25:12Reducing climate change is good for your health -- PAHO.WHO -- SkS Cross-Post???
John Hartz
John Hartz

Here are the first three paragraphs of an excellent article. I believe it would make a good SkS cross-post. 

Washington, D.C., 14 June 2011 (PAHO/WHO) Greener investments in transport, housing and household energy policies can help prevent significant cardiovascular and chronic respiratory disease, obesity-related conditions and cancers. 

These are among the findings of a new global World Health Organization series that looks systematically, for the first time ever, at the health 'co-benefits' of investments in climate change mitigation reviewed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

Overall, sustainable development policies in housing, transport, and household energy may benefit health right away - even if the broader climate gains are realized over years or decades.

Source: “Reducing climate change is good for your health”, PharmPro, June14, 2010