At a time when global warming has been described as a “code red” threat to humanity, experts say the world’s health problems are getting worse due to climate change and rising temperatures.
According to the Associated Press (AP), 44 annual health issues have been linked to climate change, including heat-related deaths, infectious diseases and hunger.
Marina Romenillo, research director and biochemist at the Lancet Countdown project, said each of the diseases was getting worse.
“It’s all a result of rising temperatures,” said Christie Abby, co-author of the report and professor of environmental health at the University of Washington.
This year’s reports, one for the world and the other for the United States only, highlight these dangerous trends, including a report called ‘Code Red for Healthy Futures’, which puts people at risk (older and younger). People experienced more dangerous temperatures last year.
Researchers estimated that three billion more people over the age of 65 were exposed to extreme heat than the average of 1986 to 2005.
Most of them were in areas where climate-sensitive diseases could spread. Over the past decade, the Baltic, northeastern and northwestern coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean have become hotter for vibrio bacteria, where their numbers have increased.
In some poorer countries, the number of malaria-carrying mosquitoes has increased since the 1950s.
“This is a more serious and sensitive issue than the last Lancet report, which shows that we are going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Michelle Berry, professor of tropical medicine at Stanford University.
Extremely hot weather, fires and droughts have caused the most problems around the world. This summer, there was a heat wave in the Pacific Ocean and Canada, and according to a previous study, it was caused by human-caused climate change.
Dr. Jeremy Hayes, a professor of environmental health and emergency medicine at the University of Washington and co-author of the study, said he observed the effects of climate change while working in Seattle’s Emergency over the summer.
“I saw paramedics who burned themselves while caring for heatstroke patients,” he said.
Another doctor in Boston said science was now showing what she had been observing for years, a growing disease of asthma caused by allergies.
Co-author of the report, Dr. Renee Salas, said climate change was causing a health crisis.
Dr. Lin Goldman, dean of the School of Public Health at George Washington University, who was not part of the project, said climate change was “worsening health problems”.
The report says that 65 out of 84 countries are subsidizing the use of fossil fuels, which causes climate change.
Dr. Richard Jackson, a public health professor at UCLA, said: “An example of this is when a critically ill patient is given cigarettes and junk food to care for him.”
A report released in August of this year said that the Earth’s atmosphere is warming so much that in the next 10 years or so, global temperatures could rise far beyond the level at which global leaders are working to stop it. I am busy
The United Nations has called the situation a “grave threat to humanity,” code-red, while Linda Merinz, a senior scientist at the US National Center for Environmental Research and co-author of the report, said: Is sure that the situation is going to get worse. There will be no place to escape or hide.