Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 27, 2021

A new report shows how climate change is hurting your health

NPR reports

It may seem obvious: Heat kills. Wildfires burn.

Flooding drowns. But the sprawling health effects of a rapidly warming world can also be subtle. Heat sparks violence and disrupts sleep. Wildfire smoke can trigger respiratory events thousands of miles away. Flooding can increase rates of suicide and mental health problems. Warmer winters expand the range of disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks.

A new report from the medical journal The Lancet finds that human-caused climate change is worsening human health in just about every measurable way, and world leaders are missing an opportunity to address it.

Read more at A new report shows how climate change is hurting your health : NPR


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