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Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health

Niyati Thole535 03-Apr-2022

What comes to mind first when you think about climate change? Environmental degradation is an early idea of many people. Examples of melting icebergs and deforestation. Although this is an important consequence of climate change, the impact of global warming on human health should not be overlooked.

Therefore, in this section, we focus on human health and disease to emphasize how far-reaching and harmful climate change can be. This is not just about protecting trees; It is also about extending human and animal life. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is expected to kill 250,000 people each year between 2030 and 2050 due to heat stress, diarrhea, malaria, and childhood malnutrition.

What are some of the serious effects of climate change?

Climate change is defined as the long-term change in the general weather conditions and temperature of an area. However, we usually discuss it worldwide. Not all climates around the world are affected in the same way, but we are seeing huge changes in global climate patterns. Our main concern is global warming, which is why the world is warming every year.

Lack of fresh air

Poor air quality in many parts of the world is harming public health in many ways. The basic sources of air pollution associated with climate change are as follows. Ground-level ozone (fog) growth and more wildfires are among them.

When pollution from sunlight, warm air, and fossil fuels combine, fog forms, which usually appears as a dense cloud in the sky. This is most common in large cities or industrial areas. This is due to the high use of fossil fuels or materials containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as paint and gasoline. It is worth remembering that burning fossil fuels releases pollutants into the air, which can exacerbate allergies.

Lack of food

Climate change is having a significant detrimental effect on food supply, which is not surprising. Food production in different countries is affected by factors such as climate, temperature, soil quality, and disease prevalence. Through Bergen University they will examine how climate change is affecting food security in our open steps, poverty, inequality, and food insecurity.

They noted that climate change will have an impact on food access, consumption and price stability. Changes in the prevalence of weeds, agricultural pests, and diseases are one of the most important concerns.

Importantly, although filling crops such as rice and wheat is a disaster for many communities, one billion people rely on fish as their main source of protein. That is, many people suffer from hunger and malnutrition.

Transmission of the disease

The growing prevalence of the disease is one of the most serious side effects of climate change on human health. The University of Bergen describes how diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Japanese encephalitis are 'weather-sensitive' in the open stage of disease transmitted by their vector. This is because changing temperatures and rainfall patterns provide new habitats for disease-carrying insects.

Although climate change is not the driving force behind the development of these diseases, in some cases it has become a major problem. Dengue disease, for example, is associated with climate change, which has increased 30-fold in the last five decades.

Drying and heatstroke are common

We have already discussed wildfires in general, but what are their causes? These usually occur during the heatwave and are caused by trees that are very dry due to a lack of moisture.

Both drought and heatwaves have direct and indirect effects on public health. Heat makes people especially sick, the elderly, infants, pregnant women, and those who are already sick. Not to mention those who make a living by working outdoors all day.

Water scarcity is a side effect of wildfires along with drought and extreme heat. In some areas, less than normal rainfall can lead to a shortage of drinking water for people and animals, and water sources are high in pollutants.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters are the most serious problem because they cause damage to property and the natural environment. However, they have the potential to cause harm to human health. Floods, for example, contaminate freshwater supplies, increasing the risk of waterborne infections. It also increases the reproduction rate of disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes.

Many natural disasters directly endanger the health and put people at immediate risk. Floods and tsunamis can cause sinking, but earthquakes and hurricanes can lead to ****** damage and disability. Natural disasters, on the other hand, put enormous stress on health services, causing serious, widespread chaos and devastation.

Who is most affected by global climate change?

People living in poverty are more vulnerable when they do not have the resources they need. They can adjust to threats, deal with threats, and are more likely to be injured as a result. As a result, they are less prepared to deal with food shortages due to the loss of infrastructure due to natural disasters, the spread of diseases from floods, and drought conditions. Not to mention that backward areas have less access to high-quality health care.

Exposure to health problems related to climate change affects more than just wealth. Depending on the location, climate change can change dramatically. This means that people living in flood-prone areas are more likely to have health problems related to their diet. Similarly, people living in areas with low air quality are more likely to develop respiratory or lung diseases.

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