Climate change is affecting all of us. Doctors have started to get concerned about the effects of climate change on our health. A new report shows that more than 400,000 doctors are worried about how climate change is affecting us.
This report was released on March 15 and it was conducted by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. We all know that climate is an important factor for our health. What we did not know is how much harm extreme temperatures can do.
“Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,” mentioned consortium director Mona Sarfaty.
The Ways In Which Climate Change Can Harm Us
First of all extreme heat, storm, and flooding are known for increasing the risk of injuries and death. These also can bring heatstroke, seasons of allergy, and asthma. Climate change increases the risk of mosquito-borne conditions like Zika.
Extreme weather is also known for causing the spread of disease and the increase of infected insect populations. Studies have shown that people tend to be more depressed due to the change of climate. Many suffer from anxiety too.
The most vulnerable people are elder people, children, pregnant women, and people that have immune system problems. These are the ones that should be extra careful about the changes in temperature.
The fact that climate change can affect us is not new. Doctors have been warning people about the effects of extreme weather for a long time. Air pollutions, contaminated food and water, and mosquito-borne conditions are known for affecting our health.
The problem is that global warming and the change of climate are causing more and more harm. The efforts of stopping these problems are not big enough. In order for people to take better care of their health, doctors mentioned that they want to inform them. Informed people know what to do when they are sick.
Doctors are warning people to stay alerted at all times and to take better care of them. They are also warning state officials to take action in order to stop the effects of global warming and climate change from harming more people.
What is your opinion about this report? Did you know that the changes in climate can affect us?
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