From Muneer Shamee
Climate change is a change in the total temperature of the earth caused less by the effects of nature than by human activities around the world. The change in average weather conditions around the world increases humidity, sea and air temperature. Our earth is the combination of different gases like oxygen, nitrogen and other greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. The direct rays of the sun fall on the earth’s surface, the earth absorbs the heat and also reflects the heat in the room, but these greenhouse gases capture the heat and send it back directly to the earth’s surface. The greenhouse effect is the natural phenomenon, but the greater heat absorption makes the earth warmer than before. Burning fossil fuels and agricultural waste also heats our earth’s temperature.
In the last century the temperature of the earth has risen significantly and is about one degree Celsius. Climate changes cause diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and typhoid. Mosquitoes with malaria are the direct result of high temperatures that thrive on constant rain and increased humidity. The main cause of malaria is the accumulated bodies of water near us, especially in the rainy season when female anopheles germs transplant germs into our bodies. As a result, we have a high fever, excessive body ache, and tremors. Typhoid is the most common problem in uneven unhealthy circumstances that cause fever, headache, and physical illness. Viral fever is very common because airborne viruses spread around our bodies, causing frequent sneezing, sore throats, etc.
Gastroenteritis symptoms like diarrhea, indigestion, stomach pain, belching, vomiting, etc. are common during climate change. Many people suffer from influenza, which affects our airways. Hepatitis A, which spreads through stool and other debris in our body and is easily passed on to the other children, further leads to jaundice, indigestion and loss of appetite. As the sun heats up dangerous cardiovascular problems, rising sea levels and unpredictable weather changes cause drought, floods, injuries, property damage, deaths, supercyclones, thunder and storms. Due to the bacterial attack, seafood is also contaminated, leading to blood infection and trauma. Polluted air causes asthma and lung disease. Various skin diseases occur due to the parasitic attack, which causes severe itching, boils, and blisters.
Due to unprecedented climate changes, extreme weather, unhealthy air quality and extreme heat can lead to exhaustion, dehydration and death. Young children, adult adults, and pregnant women are severely affected by climate change. Unbearable heat ever causing floods and constant storms and cyclones puts people’s lives and property at risk. Floods pollute freshwater bodies and have a negative impact on aquatic life as they release viruses, toxic elements that add an additional burden to healthcare. These are really difficult times that Charles Dickens pointed out in his novel “Hard Times”. Due to severe climate changes, we are prone to anxiety, depression, and mental torture, even if we have not had a history of mental illness.
Proper hygiene should be maintained to avoid such an alarming disease. Regular consumption of fruit juice keeps us away from such a contagious disease. We can prevent viral fever by avoiding ourselves in damp weather and rain. We can treat the viral symptoms with natural means. Using boiled and filtered water helps prevent various gastroenteritis problems. Influenza can be prevented by regularly including a nutritious and balanced diet in our food. Mild jaundice can be controlled through pure and safe drinking habits. Plant more and more trees to lower the temperature. Update health-related technologies to make people aware of healthy habits and the safe environment. We can control the effects of malaria by keeping our child and adult away from mosquitos by using a mosquito net and mosquito repellent, and by completely covering the body parts. We should also keep our surroundings clean and water should not collect near our premises. Skin diseases can be prevented by washing clothes properly and not treating the affected person.
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