Global heating is accelerating and adversely affecting every aspect of life. One consequence of climate change is the increased risk of pandemics. Scientists say that we have entered a pandemic era and that COVID-19 may just be the start.
Ecosystem and Habitat changes
Climate change is altering and destroying ecosystems around the world. As habitats become unsuitable species relocate or move into new ones.
In Yannun in China global warming caused major changes to the vegetation which increased the abundance and diversity of bat species many of which had coronaviruses. It is theorised that the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic (SARS-CoV-2) crossed from animal to human at a Chinese wet market where live wild animals were sold and slaughtered. This ultimately caused the 2019-2020 pandemic.
Another ecosystem and one of the largest affected by climate change is the Arctic. As sea ice and permafrost melt it exposes diseases that have been trapped in the ice for thousands of...
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