Climate change affects a number of social and environmental determinants of health, including clean air, secure shelter, safe drinking water and food production. This Science On a Sphere script explores the relationship between climate change and health. It was developed for a target audience of high school-aged and beyond but can be adapted for any audience. Audience interaction and discussion is beneficial to this script as it will increase understanding of the general relationship between health and climate. Familiarize yourself with the script directions prior to presenting as there are various pauses, overlays, and annotate features that are beneficial to the flow of the script.
According to the World Health Organization (an international group that follows the health of the world) human health is affected by climate change. These effects include things such as clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, enough food to eat, and reliable shelter.
Climate change is a global event that affects individual health. Because of this, climate change is the largest health threat of the 21st century.
Climate change can impact the number of children suffering from asthma, the risk of heat strokes for the elderly, the spread of nasty tropical diseases, as well as many other aspects of health. Climate change is the result of our actions and ultimately if we don't change our behaviors, our personal health may suffer.