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Climate Change

Climate change raises risk of pandemics, medical journals warn

Ahead of COP 26, journals call for green recovery support for poorer nations

Firefighters battle a forest fire in western Siberia, Russia: Medical experts say a warming climate will make pandemics more likely in the future.   © AP

TOKYO -- Over 220 medical journals have come together to publish a joint editorial calling for governments to do more about preventing the devastating impacts of climate change, warning that environmental harm is the "greatest threat to global public health" ahead of the UN General Assembly this month.

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