Effects of Climate Change on Human Health


The effects of climate change on human health have been adverse and widely discussed in different papers. Based on the four articles, mental health and general physical health is at risk of climate change. Temperature changes have been a spearhead in climate change and popularly affect humans’ health. The research paper discusses the best possible mitigation measure to reduce the adverse effects of climate change. Therefore, the thesis for the paper is the effects of climate change on human health.

Padhy, SusantaKumar, et al. “Mental Health Effects of Climate Change.” Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 19, no. 1, 2015, p. 3, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4446935/, 10.4103/0019-5278.156997.

There is no doubt that all of humankind will feel the effects of climate change, both physically and mentally. Based on the article, various climate changes affect one’s mental health. These climate changes include too much temperature, which makes people aggressive, climate change disasters that lead to PTSD among the victims. The economic changes due to climate change led to mental health as well. Mitigation for climate change includes “Mitigation of greenhouse gases involves less reliance on fossil fuels, developing and using alternate efficient power sources, reducing encroachment and lowering social capitals.”

Rocque, Rhea J., et al. “Health Effects of Climate Change: An Overview of Systematic     Reviews.” BMJ Open, vol. 11, no. 6, 1 June 2021, p. e046333,          bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/6/e046333,             10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046333.

The two climate change effects on health discovered by the research were metrological and extreme weather events. The weather events like floods, droughts, and wildfires have adversely impacted human health. The authors’ impacts include undernutrition, heat-related mobility and mortality, respiratory disorder, and infectious diseases. Cochrane method was used for the research and resulted in metrological impacts, which were more studied and had more impact. The study’s strengths like having diverse findings and limitations like limited resources. It was concluded that the effects of climate on health are yet to rise in the coming years.

Tibbetts, John. “Driven to Extremes Health Effects of Climate Change.” Environmental   Health             Perspectives, vol. 115, no. 4, Apr. 2007, pp. A196–A203, doi:10.1289/ehp.115-     a196.

The research paper addresses specific health impacts caused by climate change. Prolonged drought followed by heavy downpours causes waterborne diseases and rodent-based diseases. The temperature rise also leads to high multiplication of pests like mosquitoes and other disease-causing bacteria and viruses. The paper narrows its research on climate change effect to be increased allergens exposure. Two trends hot and dry and hot and wet have a different effect on the climates and, in return, on human health. The article recommends renewable energy as the mitigation measure practiced by the US and global supply.

Hajat, Shakoor, et al. “Climate Change Effects on Human Health: Projections of Temperature-     Related Mortality for the UK during the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s.” Journal of          Epidemiology and Community Health (1979), vol. 68, no. 7, BMJ Publishing Group,           2014, pp. 641–48, https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2013-202449

Temperature ambient change has a major impact on climate change in the UK region. The research implemented a time-series retrogressive analysis to characterize the current temperate mortality relationship by age and religion. Cold has caused most of the death recorded in the UK. Due to global warming, death-related cases will rise. Risk assessment was conducted based on a projection of population data and climate change projection. Future anticipation suggests that heat-related deaths will rise in the absence of population adaptation in the UK. The strength of the research is the variance in future temperature. The research recommends hot weather protection in the coming century for public health.


In a nutshell, it is estimated that as a result of climate change, more people may suffer from respiratory and cardiovascular ailments, severe weather-related accidents, illnesses spread by contaminated water and food, and mental health issues. Mitigations have been recommended, such as population adaptation, an adaptation of renewable energy, and greenhouse adaptation. By implementing the recommended mitigation, human health will be preserved and prolonged.