This is from a piece that I just saw on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) newsweekly Need to Know.
Passing it on to you guys because I found this is very important issue
to me. Even though I'm have no clue what to suggest besides whats been
From allergies to deadly disease, feeling the effects of climate change
As for my parents and me we kinda feel
the affects because we suffered from seasonal allergies. Which this
year is the worst ever for us.
A rare but deadly fungal disease once occurring only in tropical
climates has recently led to several deaths in the Pacific Northwest.
Scientists believe that climate change may be to blame.
When doctors discovered that Trudy Rosler, a Canadian, had a fungus
growing in her brain system, they were stumped. The fungus was
previously only known to exist in the tropics. But because of climate
change, it’s infecting people much farther north. Here in the U.S.,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is already treating
climate change as a serious health threat. Need to Know’s medical
correspondent Dr. Emily Senay examines how a warming climate is
already affecting our health, from making allergies worse to affecting
the spread of infectious diseases and pushing the extremes of killer