IPS – Scientists Debate Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Diseases

http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/09/scientists-debate-climate-change-impacts-on-tropical-diseases/
Scientists Debate Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Diseases
By Fabiana Frayssinet Reprint | | Print | Send by email |En español

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 28 2012 (IPS) – More intense rainfall, rising temperatures and climate-driven migration of human and animal populations due to repeated drought all affect the spread of tropical diseases. These changes, already the focus of study by climatologists, are now also a challenge increasingly taken up by health experts and officials.

The impact of climate change on human health generated debate among the experts attending the 18th International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria, held Sept. 23-27 in Rio de Janeiro.

On one side of the debate stands researcher Ulisses Confalonieri, of Brazil’s state-run Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), who argues that the press often oversimplifies a very complex issue. (more)

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us

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