Climate Change Impacts Human Health – Pandemics The Future?

climate change is affecting humans

INTRODUCTION

Human-driven climate changes have played havoc on the residents of the Earth. Almost every month periods of extreme weather events are being observed around the globe. The current situation of the Earth is deliberately asking for strong actions but only formal conferences are held by developed countries. You may like to read How COP26 Aims To Tackle Climate Change – Save Environment

Whereas developing and underdeveloped countries are recommended to follow sustainable approaches. Although powerful countries must adopt greener technology yet they are the ones who not only deny climate change but also come up with excuses that it’s too late to act now.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND PANDEMICS

On one hand, climate change is bringing frequent episodes of extreme weather events, on the other hand, there is a strong correlation between the current pandemic and climate change.

WHY HUMANS SHOULD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE?

Humans must fight against climate change and the fight against climate change can only be confronted by appropriate strategies. We all already losing the fight because people who are behind it never let naive humans believe that this is true reality rather they try to conceal this ultimate truth by saying that climate change is a hoax. Read: Top Polluters and Climate Change Deniers a Danger for Neighbouring Countries

Now why we should resist the ongoing climate crises is because of prevalent pandemics and epidemics along with mental health issues that are surging at an alarming level.

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMAN HEALTH

How climate change is negatively affecting human health is described below.

Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, wildfires, droughts not only have negative impacts on physical health but also on mental health.

Due to long periods of dry weather, many epidemics break out in different regions of the world. For instance, the cases of vector-borne diseases i.e. dengue, yellow fever, malaria, and other diseases are growing in numbers. Many people die due to poor immune systems.

The current weather patterns are causing air pollution such as smog that triggers respiratory issues in humans. Many people die due to insufficient access to safe drinking water. Every year humans die because of not having access to food. This is because climate change is leading to water scarcity and food shortage. Heatwaves kill people each year and these phenomena are increasing in their intensity. Prolonged hot dry weather causes dehydration and heatstroke and leads to death in some cases.

Coming to the mental traumas humans are facing due to climate change include stress, depression, anxiety, etc. People often take extreme steps such as suicide for not being able to meet financial requirements. The start of the Covid-19 pandemic brought people to the knees because many people lost their jobs. The pandemic is not over yet although the situation is less severe than before.

THE FUTURE OF THE EARTH

The future of the Earth might be full of more extreme weather events, epidemics, and pandemics locking humans inside their homes if no sufficient mitigatory measures are taken to tackle climate change. Check out What the Earth’s Environment Might Look Like After 50 Years

CONCLUSION

The ecosystem of the Earth comprises biotic and abiotic factors and their interaction is essential for the standard functions of the Earth. Humans have induced changes in the ecosystem of the Earth and that’s why the temperature of the Earth’s surface is steadily increasing. Economic development, power, war, and many other activities have caused extensive damage to the world. As humans, we need to take a pledge to protect our environment from further degradation before it gets too late to save it.

Also, check out Climate Change Is Increasing Food Shortage Around The World

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