Climate change and human health

Fact sheets

10 facts on climate change and health

A young girl collects water from a village water spout in Mexico
WHO/Georges Bartoli

Overwhelming evidence shows that human activities are affecting the global climate, with serious implications for public health. Catastrophic weather events, variable climates that affect food and water supplies, new patterns of infectious disease outbreaks, and emerging diseases linked to ecosystem changes, are all associated with global warming and pose health risks.


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