Environmental Consequences Of Climate Change

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Climate Change is a threat to public health. It affects the social and environmental determinants of health-clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Changes in the greenhouse gas concentrations and other drivers alter the global climate and bring about a myriad of human health consequences. Environmental consequences of climate change, such as extreme heat waves, rising sea-levels, changes in precipitation resulting in flooding and droughts, intense hurricanes, and degraded air quality have direct and indirect impact on the physical, social, and psychological health of humans.

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Impact of Climate Change on Health

Global warming is allowing an array of forgotten pathogens to emerge from the thawing permafrost—and possibly reinfect humans. Organic matter like dead animals, moss and plants, long preserved in ice, are now thawing, rotting, and releasing gases that not only spur global warming but create a new breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.
Climate change is making heat waves hotter and more frequent which can cause heat exhaustion and heatstroke or worsen pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
City residents also face a heightened risk because of warmer temperatures in cities from the urban heat island effect, caused by the mostly paved surfaces that absorb and re-radiate heat and the lack of green spaces and tree cover in these areas.
Due to climate change and frequent El Nino, affects the amount of carbon dioxide
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