Guardian, Telegraph Examine Potential Impacts Of Climate Change On Health

The Guardian: ‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health?
“The climate crisis is making people sicker — worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people, and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising heat. But the impact of the climate crisis — for patients, doctors, and researchers — is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come…” (Holden, 9/16).

The Telegraph: Climate change is one of the greatest threats to global health, experts warn
“…Tropical medicine specialists from around the world were asked to rank the greatest threats to the world’s health and they listed climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging infectious diseases as the biggest dangers. Climate change poses a range of health threats, the 619 experts polled by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene warned. Half of those polled said that mass migration, emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, and a shortage of food would be the biggest health-related implications of climate change…” (Gulland, 9/17).

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