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(free topic) Effects of climate change

by Nadir Huseynov | 19-10-2021 00:45 recommendations 0

Numerous data show that human activities have a global impact on the climate, causing significant changes in human health. Tragic meteorological events, unstable climatic conditions affecting food and water resources, new patterns of infectious diseases and diseases caused by changes in ecosystems - all of these are caused by global warming and pose health risks.
Climate and weather are already having a strong impact on health: during periods of high temperatures and natural disasters such as floods, patterns of life-threatening transmissible diseases such as malaria are changing.
According to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), continued climate change will have an extremely negative impact on food, air and water, which are some of the key health factors. Developing countries, especially those with weak health infrastructure, will not be able to prepare for and respond to these changes without foreign assistance.
The following selected FACTS focus on the current and expected effects of climate change on health .
  • Over the past 50 years, large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have been released into the air as a result of human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by more than 30% from the level before the "industrial revolution", which leads to the retention of very hot air in the lower atmosphere. As a result, global climate change poses a number of health risks - such as deaths from high temperatures, changes in infectious disease patterns, and so on.
  • From the tropics to the Arctic, climate and weather have a direct and indirect impact on human life. Extreme weather events, such as heavy rains, floods, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in the United States in August 2005, endanger people's health, destroy property, and deprive them of livelihoods. In the 1990s, air-related natural disasters killed 600,000 people worldwide, 95% of them in poor countries.
  • Short-term intense changes in the weather can also have a serious impact on health, creating thermal stress (hyperthermia) or extreme cooling (hypothermia), which can increase mortality from heart and respiratory (respiratory) diseases. Studies have shown that the highest temperatures in Western Europe in the summer of 2003 led to a sharp rise in deaths - an estimated 77,000 more deaths than in the same period last year.The global rise in temperature, like plant pollen that causes asthma, affects the level of airborne and particulate matter of anthropogenic and natural origin, as well as seasonal distribution patterns. About 300 million people suffer from asthma, and in 2005 250,000 people died from the disease. Unless urgent action is taken to prevent climate change and be prepared for the consequences, asthma deaths are expected to increase by about 20% in the next 10 years.
 
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2 Comments

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Nadir, this is your mentor Joon.

    Climate change is a serious issue which can change our life fundamentally.
    The change is accelerating even in this moment. Studies have been shown that climate
    change during recent 100years outweighs the change of 2000 years. As an effect, animals
    are going extinct and our ecosystem is breaking down. Though people are not feeling
    the seriousness, it would be too late to make an action after we have eye-witnessed the
    change. As these problems are cumulative, we need to stop what we are affecting the
    environment as soon as possible and need to find the solution. Though many organizations
    are studying for the method, not many societies are implementing it.

    Well read your article, and hope you are doing well.

    Yours,

    Joon
    Posted 20-10-2021 16:04

Vivian Nabisere

  • Vivian Nabisere says :
    Thank you Nadir for this information.
    Posted 19-10-2021 06:13

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