• Increase in global temperatures will significantly increase the occurrence and severity of smog events in urban areas
• This will significantly reduce air quality
• Babies and the elderly will be most affected by a decrease in air quality
• Change in climatic and weather patterns will affect the distribution of infectious diseases
• Many viruses have restricted areas of occurrence due to natural physical barriers which are governed by temperature gradients
• Diseases such as Malaria and Dengue will move north as temperature rises
• The number of occurrence of infectious diseases will significantly increase.
• A rise in the case of people infected by such diseases has already begun to occur in some areas which were not of concern a few decades ago
• As indicated on the graph, the number of case of reported Dengue is sharply increasing worldwide. Many scientist believe this is a direct consequence of rising temperatures.
Source of Information : Climate Change: A Silent Threat by Sylvain Richer de Forges