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Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.

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3 Climate Factors Predict Upcoming Mosquito Activity

Increases in three climate factors—temperature, rainfall, and ocean warming—can predict mosquito population growth in Sri Lanka for the next one to six months, according to a new study.

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Climate change threatens the health of billions of people

According to a new report released by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), climate change is threatening the health of billions of people worldwide through a range of both direct and indirect pathways, including heat-related mortality and morbidity, extreme weather events such as droughts or floods, decreases in crop yields, changes in the distribution of vector-borne diseases, and wildfires causing widespread exposure to air pollution.

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In Conversation: Why climate change matters for human health

The consensus among scientists is that we are in an era of global heating and extreme weather events, primarily due to the devastating effects of human action on the environment. Why are researchers concerned, and what are the implications for health?

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