Health Risks

Global warming is associated with the spread of new diseases such as the projected threat of yellow fever, cholera, malaria and other vector-borne diseases spreading northwards due to warmer temperatures (as evidenced by the spread northward of Lyme disease and the onset of West Nile virus in North America), higher incidence of ailments associated with wetter, warmer temperatures, and the exacerbation of chronic illness conditions.

The ACT Health Risks session will look at current and projected threats, and tools being developed by pandemic experts to prevent widespread death and debilitating illness, that we may need to incorporate into our daily lives.