I am a retired physician doing literature research on health and climate change. I give talks and write about the health effects of climate change which are extremely important. These include (sadly): reduced agricultural and ocean harvests, more difficulty obtaining fresh water, wildfires causing more air pollution, spread of insect-borne infectious disease, forced migrations due to extreme heat and rising sea levels, more droughts and floods, and more powerful tropical storms.
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February 15, 2020
Climate destabilization is devastating our world . Wildfires consume California; larger and more powerful tropical storms threaten our Caribbean and Atlantic coasts. There are more spring floods in the US Midwest and droughts in the Mediterranean basin and the Western US. The average surface temperature of Earth increased by 1°C (1.8°F) since 1900; by 2040 this increase may be 1.5°C (2.7°F) . The health of our children and grandchildren is in the cross hairs of the climate crisis. The atmosphere acts like a blanket around the Earth. There are molecules called greenhouse gases that slow the...