Listen: What are the long-term effects of climate change
"Which is thinking about global health over the last two decades. The world has made so many strides vaccinating kids lifting millions out of poverty childhood. The deaths have been slashed in half adults are living an average of five and a half years longer but now scientists are warning. This progress is under threat from climate. Change the researchers for more than two dozen universities and the World Health Organization have published their findings in a sweeping new study in the journal The Lancet Pearson read Eisenman has more all this time the world has been doing so much to improve health. Climate Change has also been underway slowly pushing up the average temperatures experienced around the planet. Today it's about one point. Eight degrees Fahrenheit hotter than pre industrial times one consequence the conditions for growing all sorts of crops around the world have become less favourable each of the major crops We difficulty trek as we track Ri- within as bringing winter weight. Dr Nick Watts of University College London lead this study study. He says the research team found that the yield potential for these staple crops is now down as much as six percent. which might not sound like much but here there is GonNa be the most vulnerable children particularly in poor countries? Fewer crops drive up prices. People get less food which leads to malnutrition. That's devastating for kids. Because their bodies are still growing they end up with these health impacts with them for the rest of their life gastrointestinal cardiovascular disease cognitive defects lifelong only impact that he irrevocable another effective climate change. It's improving conditions for the spread of bacteria called Vibrio all sorts of problems cholera cholera wound infections and diarrhea in poor countries. And especially big killer for kids as the surface temperature of the ocean rises the salinity patterns in the water shift shift. And then what you start to see is over a period of time. Those ideal conditions develop into Algal Bloom Algal blooms that then produce critical levels of Vibrio bacteria which which make it into the water supply and humans condemned up ingesting. We have seen the number of days suitable around the world that transition to the Abreu double as much as these impacts packs are disproportionately hitting poor countries. Every nation is affected. Dr Rini Saleh's is an emergency room. Doctor and Harvard professor who authored the report section on the United States people living in the United States experiencing the health harms of climate change today last year in the US. They were three point. One million incidents in which elderly people were exposed to heat waves because of climate change solace saw the impact in her own er at Massachusetts General Hospital last July during a massive heat wave in Boston an elderly man was brought in in a terrible state of"