Us and climate change

Us and climate change

Climate change threatens the health of human societies

Today, climate change and climate change have affected all aspects of human life. The average temperature of the earth has increased by about one degree. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is increasing. Rising temperatures and greenhouse gases, in addition to adverse environmental effects, have directly and indirectly endangered human health. For example, an increase in temperature leads to overheating or an increase in insect-borne diseases. Climate change, on the other hand, increases the risk of floods and natural disasters, exposing human beings to psychological disorders caused by events such as anxiety and depression. Increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide on agricultural products also has adverse effects such as reducing protein and vitamins in agricultural products. These changes have adverse effects on the human body and lead to an increase in non-communicable diseases. Rising temperatures, especially in the elderly, can lead to an increase in a variety of diseases such as diarrhea and malaria. It is estimated that climate change could lead to the deaths of approximately 500,000 people worldwide each year. Climate change is also associated with an increase in air pollutants, which can be associated with an increase in non-communicable diseases such as heart and lung disease. Chronic kidney disease is also on the rise due to climate change and rising temperatures. This is especially true in the hot and dry regions of the world, such as the Middle East and Central America. Field studies in our country show that about a quarter of the population suffers from some degree of kidney failure. In Central America, in countries such as Nicaragua and El Salvador, half of all deaths are due to kidney disease. This seems to be related to the increase in temperature and the resulting heat and dehydration. In scientific studies, global warming and climate change have been associated with increased mortality, the need for hospitalization, cardiovascular disease, delivery problems, various cancers, and mental illness. The increase in these diseases is associated with reduced productivity and increased poverty, especially in vulnerable groups. The medical staff, the health care system and policy makers need to be aware of these changes in order to counteract their adverse effects. One of the most important problems in combating rising temperatures and carbon dioxide is the cost. Emphasizing the adverse effects of climate change on human health is one of the best ways to fight for investment in this field. Policies to reduce greenhouse gases are ultimately in the interest of society and humanity. Some of these measures include reducing the use of fossil energy sources such as coal and petroleum products, improving public transportation, and improving agricultural and food systems. Reducing the use of fossil fuels will reduce cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes by reducing air pollution. In 2016, many countries around the world signed the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases and combat global warming. The purpose of the agreement is to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gases. The role of medical and health personnel in this field is very decisive. Health policymakers must also make the right decisions to prevent the adverse effects of this phenomenon on public health. Encouraging proper health behaviors such as not smoking or increasing mobility can be very helpful in this regard. Governments must also avoid risky environmental policies. Increasing public knowledge in the field of climate change and funding research in this field can also help with a better understanding of this phenomenon and provide practical solutions.

Dr. Reza Saidi Firoozabadi – Transplant Surgeon

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