"When you have a strong environmental action, the burden of mental health disease is far higher than the physical health," says Steven Shapiro, a Baltimore psychologist, who directs the program on climate change.
Coincidentally, the physical damage is no less either. Climate actions have the power and strength to weaken the built-up structure of people from every corner. They might not strike back at once with a sudden and entire force, but the overall metrics have tremendously shown the contrast.
July 2019 was reported as the hottest July on records; September 2019 was recorded as the hottest from past years; January 2020 held the hottest on records; May 2020 has continued to be the hottest... This is not a coincidence or a complicated report. It is the pattern. The pattern in which Carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas, is contributing to global warming. It has increased by 9 per cent since 2005 and by 31 per cent since 1950.
Did you know that climate change will hurt humans in a stunning variety of ways? Know the adverse effects that can potentially affect you.
1.Quick increase of Infectious Diseases
“Climate may act directly by influencing growth, survival, persistence, transmission or virulence of pathogens,” the IPCC scientists. As the temperatures of the globe increase, multiple infectious diseases find their path up into our lives. Most of which include, Malaria, Dengue and Chicken Gunia spread by the mosquitoes.
Climate change can increase stress, which directly shows an impact on humans mental health. “Harsher weather conditions such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves direct to increase the stress on those who are already psychologically ill, and can create sufficient stress for any who are not yet ill,” said the IPCC researchers.
Global warming and rising carbon dioxide levels increase the amount of pollen from plants. This increased pollen is produced as a consequence of increased rates of photosynthesis. This rise in pollen levels leads to worsening allergy symptoms.
The climate crisis is thus leading to an unbalanced public health crisis—and worse, it is a threat multiplier. Marking this International Day of Climate Action, it is important to understand that the climate crisis is no longer a faraway problem. Climate crisis is right ahead of us and requires action!
Global warming, urbanization, aging and population can increase the chance of heat-related disease because the human body is affected by thermal environment factors such as: air temperature, radiant temperature, humidity and air movement. These factors can cause cardiovascular diseases.
Climate Change causes respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD, and other serious lung diseases. Some deaths are due to the fact that, because of an extreme event, people with lung disease had died a few weeks earlier than expected. Respiratory diseases similarly increase among children during heat waves. Extreme heat and high humidity trigger asthma symptoms. Cyclones have also been related to asthma. Cold weather, by increasing cold exposure, will increase overall respiratory infections in individuals with underlying COPD.