Monday, August 15, 2016

Seven Ways Climate Change Affects Our Health - by Katharine Hayhoe

Impact of Climate Change on Human Health (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
Climate change is making heat waves stronger and more frequent, air pollution worse, and allowing vector-borne diseases to expand their range.  It’s also compromising our drinking water, causing more extreme weather events, and impacting our mental health.  And the costs will be great:  just this June, the World Health Organization estimated that in the twenty years after 2030, climate change will cause “approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.”

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