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How climate change affects health

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If anything is sure is that these predictions, as dire as they are, are much more likely to be suprassed by what will actually happens than them being exaggerated. As discussed in the article the causes of the different diseases likely to become worse are all interconnected so considering only additive effects leaves out synergistic effects that have not yet been described but would happen.

As the UN, WHO and other authorities clearly warn this is going to get much worse in most of the world, and only few places would get a temporary benefit from the change of climate.

For example a small increase of the winter temperatures in Japan would help reducing the deaths caused by the low temperatures, but if this allows the overwintering of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes the small scare of Dengue in Tokyo of a few years back would inevitably become huge yearly outbreaks with much more excess deaths produced.

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Well, they come out all the time with something ‘new’ that threats us and potentially our health. While it’s been alcohol or tobacco for a long time already, then they came up with nutrition, bad fat, bad sugar, bad salt etc, the newest is bad vitamins, which already contradicts itself because they are essential for life by name, and in the newer timespan it’s all those viruses, zoonotic threats etc, and if that’s still not working we can now see how they turn their health threats express train onto the rails of that so-called climate change. Anyway, it’s a useless discussion, we all haven’t a 100% good health and we all have exposure to a changing weather and climate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And nobody complains that but is just used to.

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Anyway, it’s a useless discussion

How so? people that are interested in living long productive lives can use the information derived from scientific studies to lower their risk, knowing what things are negative can let people make decisions to limit their exposure to them. Fortunately most people understand that not having 100% health is a terribly poor argument to consider 99% the same as 0%.

the newest is bad vitamins, which already contradicts itself because they are essential for life by name,

This is not what the recommendations are about, vitamins can be necessary but not for everybody all the time, the same as everything else the dose is the one that can make something beneficial or the contrary. If people can get vitamins from the regular diet there is no point in taking supplements, and doing it can even produce hypervitaminosis.

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Grow more trees and greens plants all over the planet and let nature do the job, Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and energy in the form of sugar, guess we need oxygen right? So we need co2!

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The WHO estimates that climate change will cause 250,000 extra deaths a year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress between 2030 and 2050.

We have to give credit to this agency for its fear mongering skills.

It can't keep up with the needs of poorer nations' health, as it flubs on the Covid crisis, and malaria, cholera, monkeypox, HPV etc.

For the current global population, that would mean 4.2 million additional deaths a year, more than the official toll from COVID-19 in 2021.

Fear mongering.

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We have to give credit to this agency for its fear mongering skills.

There is no fear mongering, only your personal bias against any information that you don't like make it seem that way for you. The report is clear, the conclusions valid and the evidence solid, if you can't disprove any of those things what you are reading is information, that rational people can use to make better decisions.

There is no manipulation of data, no exaggeration in the conclusions, if anything they are more likely to be surpassed, this means there is no appeal to be wary of anything unreasonable or unreal.

It can't keep up with the needs of poorer nations' health, as it flubs on the Covid crisis, and malaria, cholera, monkeypox, HPV etc.

Nobody can, resources do not magically appear just because a need for them is there, nobody else is doing the work the WHO has been able to do against all these infectious diseases, so there is no "flubs" as you personally try to mischaracterize, just not being able to do the impossible.

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For the current global population, that would mean 4.2 million additional deaths a year, more than the official toll from COVID-19 in 2021.

Fear mongering.

Only if you are scared of large numbers and basic math. How your math skills getting on BTW? You had some problems recently.

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The civilization of our planet, Earth, is following suit now the extinct civilization of our neighbor planet, Venus. That planet used to be cool, but underwent a greenhouse effect and now its atmospheric temperature is measured in hundreds of degrees Celsius. NASA's scientist know very well what happened on Venus. When the temperature rises to 300 degrees it will affect our health indeed.

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