Lancet: Delayed response to climate change has jeopardized human life & livelihoods

The Lancet Countdown - a collaboration between 24 academic institutions and inter-governmental organizations - hopes to "transition from an understanding of climate change as a threat; to the realization that the response to climate change is an opportunity for public health," and exists to track progress on the connections between human health and climate change. That requires the development of metrics and key indicators, seeking consensus in those measures and measurements across a wide range of fields and experts:

  1. climate change impacts, exposures and vulnerability
  2. adaptation planning and resilience for health
  3. mitigation actions and health co-benefits
  4. economics and finance
  5. public and political engagement

The 2017 report is free to download and read (with registration), supplemented by an array of Lancet events and media reports.