Just 2 hours ago, the World Health Organization published an astonishing report that concluded 1 in 4 deaths of children 5 or below were a result of climate change. This is massive in the world of science, especially environmental science, for it demonstrates the effects that we are having on our earth. Just one example of the effect climate change is having, we can look to a rising level of pollen, leading to an increase of 11-14% increase of children who reported asthma before the age of 5. This is just one of the many examples, others including water pollution, air pollution, electronic and electrical waste. All of these are environmental harms that can be prevented. As matured humans, we might not feel the immediate effect of global warming because our bodies are so developed, however story is different for children, "A polluted environment is a deadly one – particularly for young children," says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. "Their developing organs and immune systems, and smaller bodies and airways, make them especially vulnerable to dirty air and water." A number of people view climate change as just "the weather" when in reality it is a serious problem that is literally killing millions of children every year. Hopefully this report circulates through the government, because there are definitely some people who need to see this eye opening study.