CITATION: Climate change and the right to health of people with disabilities
Penelope J S Stein, Michael Ashley Stein
Lancet Global Health, Comment| volume 10, issue 1, e24-e25, january 01, 2022
'Climate change is directly and disproportionately threatening the right to health of people with disabilities due to higher ambient temperatures, elevated air pollutants, and increasing exposure to extreme weather events that include heatwaves, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Strikingly, the global mortality rate of people with disabilities in natural disasters is up to four times higher than people without disabilities due to a scarcity of inclusive planning, accessible information, early warning systems, transportation, and discriminatory attitudes within institutions and among individuals...'