The consequences of climate change go beyond the damage to the earth, because it directly impacts your health by promoting the development of infectious diseases, says a study published in the journal Science .
According to the specialists of the University of Georgia , in the United States, one of the consequences of climate change is the spread of infectious diseases worldwide.
Sonia Altizer, lead author of the study, reveals that the impact of climate change on health depends on the physiology of the organisms involved, the location of the planet and the ecological communities.
The research highlights that the loss of biodiversity favors the transmission of pathogens, which are the main triggers of diseases such as:
The World Health Organization (WHO) details that with climate change has increased the number of deaths from heat waves and floods. However, he points out that the effects are more noticeable in vulnerable populations such as young people, older adults and those who already have some disease.
Therefore, it is very important that you take care of the planet with actions that can improve your health such as the use of bicycles, perform physical activities, use more natural energy and avoid wasting water. And you, how do you take care of the Earth?