Climate change can impact health directly and indirectly:
1. Heat (can result in heat stroke)
2. Higher incidence of infectious diseases (vector-borne diseases) like malaria and dengue as areas become warmer and more suitable for mosquitoes to breed
3. Higher incidence of water-borne diseases like typhoid fever, cholera due to more rain – which result in unclean, waterlogged conditions.
4. Harvest losses can lead to malnutrition and starvation
The chain reaction climate change is MASSIVE, but proactive policies and actions can be made to mitigate the impacts.