The map above, obtained from Worldmapper.org (a site I recommend), shows the proportion of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as "greenhouse gases") emitted from each country in 2000. The map below shows the proportion of childhood deaths from diarrhea in 2002.
What's the connection between climate and health? More on that in an upcoming post, but it is widely acknowledged that the increasing release of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere is having a noticeable and negative affect on health, especially malnutrition and diarrhea.
April 7 is World Health Day and the theme is "Protecting Health from Climate Change." For now, suffice it to say that this theme certainly bring together issues of health, rights, and faith. And the maps above are a thought-provoking contrast.