Climate Change Has Degrade The Health Of Humans And The Environment

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Final Project: Climate Change
The rapid change in climate is affecting all living beings and the environment on the entire planet. Climate change can degrade the health of humans and animals and the quality of the environment. Climate change poses many threats to not only Americans, but also to everyone else in the world. Humans, by altering the ecology of the planet to a significant degree in the 21st century, are the biggest cause of climate change. Scientists have tried to make people aware about climate change, but many just ignore the issue. In order to prevent climate change, much importance needs to be placed on the causes and costs of climate change.
There are many evidences of climate change. Climate change has caused the warming
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First, climate changes impacts food production. Agriculture is highly dependent on specific climate conditions. Increases in temperature and carbon dioxide can be beneficial to some crops, but it is dangerous for many. Warmer temperatures tend to grow crops faster, but warmer temperatures can also reduce yields, which is the amount of crops produced from a given amount of land. Reduced yields can decline the productivity of crops and livestock. Overall, climate change will make it more difficult to grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish in the same ways and same places as we have done in the past (EPA 2016). In addition to food production, climate changes impacts human health. Air pollution leads to asthma and cardiovascular disease. Severe weather causes injuries, fatalities, and mental health impacts. Extreme heat can lead to dehydration, heat stroke, or even death. Climate change also impacts water and food quality. Poor food quality can cause malnutrition and diarrheal disease. Poor water quality can cause cholera, cryptosporidiosis, campylobacter, and leptospirosis (CDC 2015). Warmer temperature from climate change increases ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone can damage lung tissue and can reduce lung function and inflame airways, leading to asthma and other lung diseases. Along with food production and human health, climate change also has an effect on the economy. Climate change damages property and infrastructure. Climate change can cause events like flooding, droughts, and wildfires, which can damages homes, roads, bridges, power lines, dams, etc. These events can shut down businesses and lose productivity in those areas. Bad weather can cancel work and school days, which leads to harm in education, trade, transportation, energy production, tourism, etc. (Union of Concerned Scientists 2011). Climate change makes people spend more on appliances that keep them away from pollution, such as air and water

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