A mother takes her children to a mobile clinic in Pakistan after they contract fevers, flu and chest infections from contaminated floodwater. DFID – UK Department for International Development [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
“National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental health
A report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future.
Scorching heatwaves and floods will claim more victims as extreme weather increases but there are serious indirect effects too, from spreading mosquito-borne diseases to worsening mental health.
“There are impacts occurring now [and], over the coming century, climate change has to be ranked as one of the most serious threats to health,” said Prof Sir Andrew Haines, a co-chair of the report for the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (Easac)…”