Climate Change has a Serious Impact on Wellbeing
Extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, can lead to physical injuries, mental health issues, and infectious disease outbreaks. Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion can also contribute to respiratory problems, including asthma, which is a leading cause of missed school days for children. Additionally, rising temperatures can exacerbate allergies and increase the spread of vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Climate change also has indirect impacts on children’s health, including disruptions to food and water supplies, displacement from homes and communities, and increased risk of conflict and displacement.