Climate change has resulted in an unnatural shift in global temperatures and weather conditions. Greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and deforestation are some of the greatest contributors to the increase in carbon monoxide and other harmful gases.
A report called “The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change” found in their analysis that the disrupted ecosystems and extreme weather events resulted in an economic loss of US$326 billion in 2017. This is almost three times compared to the economic losses reported in 2015. The heat waves resulted in 3.4 billion weeks of work lost just from extreme heat. This also reduced the agricultural yield and increased malnutrition.
IPCC, also known as The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, identified that the increase in temperature will most likely increase mortality and morbidity rates from heart-related maladies like acute cardiovascular disease, heat stroke, heat edema, renal disease, and so much more.
On the other hand, emissions continue to decrease air quality. This can result in an increase in mortality and morbidity rates due to asthma, acute lower respiratory infections, and other respiratory infections and diseases.
The effects of climate change go beyond habitat and income loss. Lowering emissions can help improve air quality and keep temperatures from rising so people can live healthier lives.