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How Climate Change Affects Public Health

Climate change is an issue that not only concerns a large segment of the population, but is one that also impacts the health and well-being of people around the world.

The Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is expected to cause more extreme heat events, more violent and more frequent weather disasters, poor air quality and more insect related diseases. Therefore, as climate change progresses, public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned.

The Importance of Awareness

For many people, climate change is likely to make existing health issues worse in addition to causing new serious health issues. As presidential policy moves away from a focus on this large-scale issue, it’s more important than ever for public health leaders to understand and build awareness around the impact of climate change.

Especially now, as you work toward your Master of Public Health online and begin work as a public health professional, focusing on the impact of climate change is key.