The climate crisis is also an infant rights crisis: With one in four children every day hit by the climate crisis around the world, almost every child in every region is likely to face more heat waves by 2050 according to a new UNICEF report.

The local weather catastrophe also can be a baby catastrophe: one child in four in the world is affected by the local weather catastrophe and the latest Unicef report indicates that every child will suffer from particularly frequent heatwaves in almost all regions by 2050.

Children and infants are less capable of regulating their body temperature, making them more susceptible to the ubiquitous effects of extreme and persistent heat than adults.

It has a number of problems that have been reported with bronchial asthma, cardiovascular disease and even death.


UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children’s Fund, (wikipedia)

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate is a Ugandan climate justice activist. She grew up in Kampala and became a celebrity in December 2018 after becoming concerned about the unusually high temperatures in her country. (wikipedia)

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