The floods, heat waves, droughts, and other calamities caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions also make us more vulnerable to ill effects of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, plants and fungi.
Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day to demonstrate environmental protection and reflect on its importance.
Climate change, the long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns, has been the focal point of many Earth Day initiatives. However, an often overlooked aspect of climate change is its devastating ability to exacerbate infectious diseases.
As the planet has heated up in recent years, so have disease outbreaks. This Earth Day 2023, we're sharing 5 recent stories that shed light on the linkage between climate change and infectious disease.