Global climate change increases its threat to human health daily. Increased vector-borne diseases, pulmonary/cardio illnesses, famine, drought, heat-related illnesses and extreme weather events appear inevitable. We, as nurses, need to lead the effort to mitigate the effects of global climate change immediately. An ideal place to start is with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Day
focusing on Climate Change. This year it falls on Monday, April 7, 2008
. The year 2008
the WHO’s sixtieth anniversary
Please visit WHO’s web site: www.who.int/world-health-day/en/index.html to learn more about how you can participate in global climate change awareness activities.