Union of Concerned Scientists Quotes

Climate change affects the occurrence and spread of disease by impacting the population size and range of hosts and pathogens, the length of transmission season, and the timing and intensity of outbreaks.

 
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A good example is Malaria. It is spread by mosquitos, mostly in the warmer seasons when they breed in large numbers. If there are longer warm seasons, there will be a longer transmission season and more people will be infected with Malaria. Similar situations exist with many other diseases.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States. The UCS membership includes many private citizens in addition to professional scientists. Anne Kapuscinski, Sherman Fairchild professor of sustainability science in the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College, currently chairs the UCS Board of Directors, having replaced James J. McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University and past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015.

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