Climate change threatens human lives & health

Climate change threatens human lives & health
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Greenhouse gas emissions & global warming affect the planet & its inhabitants.

According to The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), industrial farming is responsible for the climate change disasters currently confronting Nigeria and the entire planet. The Director of the HOMEF, Nnimmo Bassey, during a stakeholder meeting with Civil Society on Agroecology, that was held in Abuja, stated that agriculture generally has no contribution in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, howbeit, industrial agriculture, due to its dependence on fertilizer, fossil fuel and monoculture contributes to global warming.

In his statement, he gave an explanation that the implementation of indigenous planting materials rather than the employment of artificial methods helps to cool the planet. Through the act of planting crops on a particular land without the use of artificial fertilizers and chemical products, the health of the soil is being protected as a result of the natural means of protection used on the crops. This practice called biodiversity, he noted, is what helps to cool the planet.

Climate change might cause 250,000 deaths every year between 2030-2050.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), climate change affects human lives and health in so many ways. One of such many ways is its threat to essential ingredients of good health such as clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food supply, and safe shelter. It could also weaken decades of progress in global health. Climate change has also been predicted to lead to approximately 250,000 additional deaths every year, between 2030 and 2050, due to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.

Contemporary climate change has to do with global warming and its effects on Earth’s weather patterns. Although, there have been previous periods of climate change, but the current rate of change is apparently more rapid and has no natural cause. It is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide and methane. Its transparency to sunlight allows it passage to heat the surface of the earth. After emission of the heat as infrared radiation, absorbance by the gases traps the heat near the Earth’s surface, leading to global warming.

Agroecology cools the planet; chemical fertilizers cause global warming.

The HOMEF Director further stated that while agroecology boosts and builds healthy soil, industrial agriculture that relies solely on chemical fertilizers causes harm to the soil. More chemical fertilizers are usually added to the soil yearly, not only because of infertility, but because a lot of damage has been done to the soil. This damage does not only affect the soil as it goes well beyond this. Washing off into rivers and water bodies, having negative effects on the whole ecosystem.

Agroecology, natural agriculture, is essential to cooling the planet and getting rid of global warming. Biodiversity cools the planet in the sense that the growing of variety of crops on healthy soil helps the soil absorb carbon by itself, adding more healthiness to the soil. Emphasizing on the need to be more attentive to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Bassey added that climate change will lead to agricultural failure, drying up of water bodies, environmental conflict, rising ocean temperatures, reduced fish, sea level rise, displacement of communities, and many more, if there arise no real solution.

Climate change causes death & illness from extreme weather events.

Climate change affects human health in so many ways one of which includes death and illness from increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storms and floods, disruption of food system, rise in zoonoses and food, water and vector borne disease, mental health issues inclusive. Raising death concerns, it undermines social determinants for good health such as livelihoods, equality and easy access to health care and social support structures. The vulnerable and disadvantaged are mostly affected by the climate-sensitive health risks.


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Ask Nigeria
12 days ago

Climate change threatens human lives & health – Greenhouse gas emissions & global warming affect the planet & its inhabitants. – Express your point of view.

Ultra0711
Member
11 days ago

Essential rain in some parts of the world, global warming, and property loss are part of the reason why climate change is seriously harming human survival and health.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
11 days ago

The effects of climate change can have a negative impact on social factors that are important for good health, including means of subsistence, equality, and convenient access to medical treatment and social support networks.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
11 days ago

The most susceptible and underprivileged members of society are the ones who suffer the most from climate-sensitive health concerns and that’s sad

Hassan Isa
Member
11 days ago

Agroecology promotes and builds healthy soil, while industrial agriculture, which relies entirely on chemical fertilisers, is harmful to the soil. Agroecology is a form of sustainable agriculture.

DimOla
Member
11 days ago

Human activities is a major factor that is responsible for Greenhouse gas emissions & global warming affect the planet & its inhabitants which invariably lead to climatic change threatens human lives and health. If proper awareness is create to alert human of how distractive their activities have been and how it is posing danger to our existence I believe these activities will either be controlled or stopped completely.

Taiwoo
Member
11 days ago

The cultivation of a wide variety of crops on healthy soil helps the soil absorb carbon on its own, which in turn adds to the soil’s overall healthiness. This is one of the ways that biodiversity helps to keep the planet’s temperature down.

Adesanyaj72
Member
11 days ago

The destruction does not just effect the land; rather, it extends much more than that. Getting washed into rivers and other bodies of water, which therefore has a negative impact on the ecology as a whole.

Chibuzor
Member
11 days ago

The use of natural pesticides and other forms of organic pest control on the crops contributes to the preservation of the soil’s natural health.

Kazeem1
Member
11 days ago

After the heat has been emitted as infrared radiation, the gases absorb it, causing the heat to become trapped close to the surface of the Earth and contributing to global warming.

Tolaniiii
Member
11 days ago

Rather than resorting to the use of artificial means, the cooling of the earth can be aided through the utilisation of naturally occurring plant components.

Christiana
Member
11 days ago

Planting crops on a piece of land without employing the use of artificial fertilisers and other chemical goods is an example of sustainable agriculture.

Bola12
Member
11 days ago

In most cases, agriculture does not contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases into the environment, so it won’t affect anything.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
11 days ago

Climate change has really affected a lot of things. Our environment need to be well taken of. Another way to address climate change is to create awareness on Greenhouse gas emissions & global warming.

Adeolastan
Member
11 days ago

The climate change is really affecting human existence and health in so many ways,like essensive rain in some part of the world to green house emission and global and this has really cause lost of life and properties.

Tonerol10
Member
11 days ago

A lot of things has been affected by the climate change. We have to take care of our environment. More awareness should be created to the public

Remi1
Member
11 days ago

The best way to combat climate change, which poses a risk to human lives and health, is to raise enormous amounts of public awareness about greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, as well as how they affect the planet and its inhabitants, with a focus on human activities as a key cause of these effects.

SarahDiv
Member
11 days ago

The best way to address Climate change that is a threat human lives & health is to create massive awareness on Greenhouse gas emissions & global warming and how it affect the planet & its inhabitants stressing on human activities as a major factor responsible for these effects.

theApr
Member
11 days ago

Climate change affects human health in so many ways one of which includes death and illness from increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storms and floods, disruption of food system… and more.

Haykaylyon26
Member
11 days ago

The climate change will affect many things so our environment need to be taken care of, climate change could cause dangerous thing like flood, storm and heatwave etc so the doing what is neccesary to afford bad things happen and cool the planet

Abusi
Member
11 days ago

We the know the extent of impact climate change has on us. If we don’t take care of our environment, it will affect our atmosphere. This is why we should be wary of the greenhouse gas emissions, it will in turn affect the atmosphere

jdpumping
Member
12 days ago

Climate change has really affect a lot of things in the world and the environment needs to be really protected or the world will bear the consequences globally.