Global Warming is certainly a serious issue. The rising temperatures and disturbing ecological balances are also destroying our health. We are coming across various devastating news like the glaciers are melting, sea level are rising, oceans are suffocating, etc. Ever think, how global warming taking on us as human beings. As humans, we find ourselves on the top of the food chain, thinking that we are just invincible. But there is no iota of doubt that as the health of the planet is deteriorating so does our health. In fact, our health is fragile and all the thanks to global warming and climate change. We need to understand that destroying the planet has a direct impact on our own well-being.
As hue and cry is on to save everything from polar bears and ice caps to our coastlines but we all forget something very important: ourselves. As per Dr. Paul Auerbach, the focus is on the effects of climate change on planet earth. But people are not much concerned about the impact in terms of health. Auerbach has been involved in medical care related to disasters suggested that time has come to expand focus on climate change which also include us. The changing environment is affecting humans in a critical way. One of the devastating impact of climate change is more rainfall. This in turns means more ponding water, more malaria as standing water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquito outbreaks.
The burning of fossil fuels is also offering adverse impact on the quality of air. This means that humans are now more susceptible to respiratory diseases. The rising sea levels are forcing bacterial and other infectious elements to migrate to our houses and backyards. In fact, there has been a close co-relation between planetary health and human health, but it need more to be done.
Climate change, as a whole, is disturbing the ecological balance of the planet. It is offering devastating impacts on the whole biodiversity of the planet. Be it human beings or species of birds or marine species, all are suffering from the climate change and global warming. If we talk of the birds, they seasonal change is influencing their migration. The marine life is suffering from acidic hot water as fishes and other aquatic animals have less susceptibility to changing conditions.
There is only one way that is to put a check on the rising temperatures. As an individual also, you can contribute significantly towards this by spreading awareness among the masses. Further, you can resort yourself to green technology, eco-friendly products like leds, and you can further start using public transport. Even a small effort by us will help in saving the planet.