Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health
Hüseyin Gökçeku1, Dania AL-Othman2
1Hüseyin Gökçeku, Professor and Dean, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Near East University Near East Boulevard 99138, Nicosia, North Cyprus.
2Dania AL-Othman, PhD. Student of Near East University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Near East Boulevard 99138, Nicosia, North Cyprus.
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Abstract: Climate change poses major challenges to human society and to Earth systems, influencing the functioning of many ecosystems and thereby affecting human health. Many climate change/variability and extreme weather-associated events, such as sea level rise, hurricanes, and storm surge, as well as other weather extremes, including excessive precipitation and heatwaves, have direct and/or indirect impacts on human health. These impacts include death/injury, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, environmentally-mediated infectious diseases, and mental health, among others. The aim of this study is describing health impacts of the climate change through projected trends in climate-change-related health. The paper consists, the priority of introduction part is to define impacts of climate change on human health, and to present the relevant relationship between global climate change and health and it’s provide a background on climate change effect on health.
Keyword: Climate Change, Health, Health Systems, Diseases.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics