How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease. A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.
ProPublica 7th May 2020 read more »
Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case scenario warnings about the consequences of global heating are already occurring, a new study has revealed. Scientists have identified thousands of previously undetected outbreaks of the deadly weather combination in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including several hotspots along the US Gulf coast. Humidity is more dangerous than dry heat alone because it impairs sweating – the body’s life-saving natural cooling system.
Guardian 8th May 2020 read more »
Parts of world on brink of ‘sustained heat’ beyond human tolerance decades earlier than expected, researchers warn. Data from weather stations between 1979 and 2017 revealed that extreme heat and humidity combinations doubled in that time.
Independent 8th May 2020 read more »