Environmental Consequences Of Climate Change

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Climate change is and has been an issue since long time ago. Evolution is imminent and therefore, changes in the ecosystem are included. Even though it is natural, these changes have been accelerated by humans’ actions along the years, and now the effects are being spread among the population. In the last 13 decades, the world has heated up by approximately 0.85 C. Each of the last 3 decades have been successively warmer than the previous one since. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the health effects of climate change include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths complement to extreme weather crisis. Changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food (waterborne illnesses) and other infectious diseases, in addition to threats to mental health. Climate change affects the social and environmental factors of health, such as clean air and water, enough food and safe shelter. It is estimated that between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. Right now, people that live in coastal areas and/or in less developed countries are the ones with…show more content…
Because of its large population, the consequences of climate change could be catastrophic for the region, which already has a extremely high burden of communicable diseases that is expected to increase in a very near future as a result of climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, parts of Asia are expected to experience serious conflicting effects on climate change because most countries’ economies depending on agriculture and natural resources, and the Asian Development Bank predicts that sea levels could rise as much as 40 centimeters by the end of this century and expose populations living on the coastlines in the

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