Thursday, March 16, 2017

Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say

Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say


Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2017/03/15/climate-change-making-us-sick-top-us-doctors-say/99218946/


Summary: Recently with all the weather/climate change there has been a lot of illnesses. They state that the man-made climate, aka pollution, has caused illnesses of Americans. Over half the amount of Physicians in the U.S has noticed the dramatic change in the peoples health. The main groups targeted by these illnesses are the elderly and the children. The burning of fossil fuels and oils and other harmful things to our plant are attacking peoples immune systems. They estimate that by the year 2030, the climate change will be responsible for over 240,000 deaths per year in the U.S. They make a good connection and say that it is not only hurting the polar bears its hurting us now. In conclusion too much Carbon Dioxide and Methane is being released into our air causing future deaths from current illnesses.

Connection: This is like the Dust Bowl that happened in the 1930s. The dust bowl killed many people, they would die of Airborne to the the dust. In result many children and elderly would get something called the brown plague which is Dust Pneumonia. They would also get signs of siliciosis.

Questions: What is a good solution? Are we already to far into this problem? Do you think they should ban the burning of these harmful products?

2 comments:

  1. The only possible solution is to stop the continuation of burning fossil fuels because they heavily tribute to the pollution that the U.S. is causing alone. We are buried to the neck in this situation because many people rely on fossil fuel for many purposes. Thankfully, we are advancing to electric cars it is slightly better than fossil fuel. The reason I say this because I am not entirely sure if electrically powered cars have an issue or drawback. I believe they should of banned burning of these a long time ago, because it affected other parts of the world.

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    1. Yes I agree, the fossil fuels are used for many purposes and that it is the main cause. Could we maybe limit the burning? We are already very deep into this problem so its a hard situation to fix

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