Opinion: Sick of the Weather: Climate Change, Human Health and International Law
The delightful sunshine and gentle warm breezes of early spring gave way to torrential summer rain and stormy winds in the UK. Not surprisingly, many of us are sick of the weather! In the future, however, this is an expression that may take on a more literal meaning. Our health and well-being may be increasingly threatened by climate change. This raises important new questions. Must we accept thatanthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will rapidly change our weather and living conditions?Will this expose us to new illnesses? Can we expect governments and international bodies to protect us? What rights do we have in this regard?