Climate change, also referenced as global warming, is an environmental phenomena characterized by shifts in weather patterns, ultimately influencing ecosystems. But how does this affect human health?
Climate Change is Real
The scientific evidence gathered over the past few years unequivocally displays a rise in earth's temperature. Satellites and advanced space-technology has allowed researchers to gather ample data to illustrate changes in temperature.
Graph Information: climate.nasa.gov
Climate Change -> Human Health
Climate change is a global process, but it does, locally, impact a community or person's health and wellbeing in many ways.
Increasingly high temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses and even death.
Changing populations of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that transmit West Nile Virus, dengue
fever, Lyme disease, and malaria to humans.
Increased pollen, due to increased plant growing seasons and molds, due to severe storms, due to increased temperature and humidity - worsen allergies, asthma and other
Increasing flooding events and sea level rise can contaminate water with harmful bacteria,
viruses, and chemicals.