Health Impacts of Climate Change

mosquito 2 Mosquito by Gerald Yuvallos

Health Impacts of Climate Change:
[Via AAAS News – RSS Feed]

AAAS Briefing: Climate Change Already Affecting Public Health; Tools Needed to Respond

Policymakers should support an organized approach to predicting and responding to the public health challenges caused by climate change, experts say at a AAAS briefing on Capitol Hill.


The effects of climate change on human health is not often discussed in current policy meetings. This briefing hit some of the important aspects.

Higher temperatures means increasing spread of mosquito-borne disease. Dengue fever is a nice example. We need better monitoring systems. Warmer temperatures does not necessarily mean better outcomes for human disease.

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