全球变暖与减肥

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减缓气候变化给增进人类健康与福祉提供了无与伦比的机会。事实上,减少温室气体排放的政策可以使心脏疾病、呼吸系统疾病、癌症、肥胖症、糖尿病、抑郁症及道路伤亡事故等都大幅减少。

人类的健康取决于两个最重要的因素:营养与运动,而气候政策对此具有一定的影响,因而产生了上述有益的效果。虽然医疗卫生工作者们日益认识到应对气候变化的政策对人类健康带来了益处,但政策制定者们自己却没有广泛地意识到这一点。存在这些健康利益则意味着采取强有力的行动来减缓气候变化的净成本会出现大幅的下降,不了解这种关系的重要性可能带来严重的环境后果。

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