It’s not only coastal land, temperature and water level getting affected from climate change. It’s your health too. Well there are conflicted views on it. While a lot of prestigious newspapers, websites confirm that climate change is causing the rise of new diseases, some also argue that rise in temperature is actually good for your health. With information overload on internet it’s almost impossible to reach a safe conclusion.
But what could be catastrophic for millions, is a moolah making idea for a lot of companies and a hell lot of studying material for future doctors. ‘Climate medicines’ are surely a thing now with the increase in diseases and allergies. All around the world, there have been cases of sudden increase in diseases caused by pathogens and deaths by heat strokes. In India alone, there have been severe cases of such diseases.
The good Samaritan acts of pharmaceuticals have given us precautionary medicines because it is so much better to take that step before we succumb to the adverse effects of climate change. But we need to ask ourselves, how much of this propaganda is necessary?
With hospitals, health care units and industries contributing such a grand share to the climate crisis, greenhouse gas emissions and medical waste, is it necessary to rake in more money?
Not only does it affect the economical aspect of the common man’s life, but it also doesn’t exactly ‘solve’ the problem. Inclusion of climate change in medical studies is still a debate when it clearly shouldn’t be. Lack of information causes more deaths.
The floods and droughts are still taking life, Jakarta is still drowning, and glaciers are still melting. There won’t be much land left to live on and fresh air to breathe when the climate crisis consumes the planet.