Nov 20 2020: Climate Change and increasing infectious diseases

75% of emerging infectious diseases have wildlife origins. Climate change plays a role as cold-adapted species will be more susceptible to the bacteria, fungi, viruses and infectious worms that will be on the move.

So it’s not just ancient diseases being released in unfrozen tundra or the misguided carelessness of open-air markets, new and old infectious diseases (notably malaria) will be on the rise due to climate change.

Climate change is not just about what we face outside (i.e., floods, dramatic storms, heat waves), it is about our insides, too!