All around the world, global climate change has impacted almost all societies in one way or the other. From the sea level rising, famines, droughts, and floods to pandemics every country face some of the consequences. Much evidence shows the correlation between global pandemics and global climate change in diverse ways. How do they affect each other? How does destroying forests invite pandemics and worsen the climate crisis?
As global climate change is happening, we will see an increase in new and other variants of diseases due to many reasons. Because of the sea level rise, there will be new habitats for aquatic animals and also new contact with other animals which will facilitate the transmission of germs. The melting of glaciers is one of the most dangerous things that will happen to both humans and animals because bacteria, viruses, and dead humans and animals have been trapped in the glaciers for many years. The melting of the glaciers will expose living organisms to these pathogens which can be fatal.
Due to the human demographic increase on the earth, more space is needed to fit them. To solve that issue more infrastructures are needed to connect, dwell, and feed the population. Deforestation is happening all over the world to cope with the demand, it happens for agricultural and living purposes. People moving to areas that have been the habitat of different species will be a potential risk for new infections to emerge. Deforestation worsens the climate crisis in terms of trees help in carbon absorption.
To summarize, global pandemics has close relationship with Climate Change in various ways. Migration to new areas, contact of human to animals, animals to animals create the perfect trade to infectious diseases. Measures can be taken to limit the interactions between organisms; governments should invest in research and studies to discover those pathogens before becoming too late. By doing scientists will anticipate vaccines that can help prevent epidemics and global pandemics.