HOW CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

Climate change is affecting the world as we know it. Yet it is not only the weather as the term suggests. Because all over the globe we witness its impacts, such as glaciers melting and sea level rising.

Even though the most vulnerable are the developing countries and children, however, there is no person who will not suffer from climate change. Hence we are all vulnerable because it can affect public health.

So this is why scientists are urging politicians to take action. That is why the environment is not independent of us and we rely on it every since day.  

Climate change and health science

Due to the fact that climate change has many impacts on the environment, public health is most affected. Furthermore, there are four dependents of public health that are deeply affected by the impacts of climate change.

So these dependents are:

  1. Clean air
  2. Food shortage
  3. Clean water
  4. Safe shelter

The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe. - Barack Obama

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But what health problems people will have, we share them all on this episode of Her Impact. Therefore I am sharing with you all related problems are caused by these four dependents. 

However human vulnerability in the changes of climate is not an issue of recent decades. But climate events have shaped human societies for about 200,000 years.

Furthermore, the relationship between climate change and human health is well documented in Anthony Mcmichael’s book ‘Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations‘.

Hence he takes his readers on a tour of the entirety of human history, through the lens of climate change.

Did you have any questions? You can ask me below. 

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So keep learning. Keep growing.

Konstantia

Posted on 20/2/2019. This article contains affiliate links.

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