But the planet isn't the only thing at risk as temperatures rise; your health might be in danger, too.Here are six ways that climate change might affect you, whether it's insect-borne disease or Type 2 diabetes. However, "there are many other place-specific factors that may moderate the effect".
"The most important point of this [new] study is that climate change, indeed, is affecting mental health, and certain populations (women and the poor) are disproportionally impacted", Patz, who called for more research on climate change, wrote in an email.
Next, the team analysed longer-term warming and mental health reports in individual cities. Most cases are, however, undetected and untreated.
In fact, the research reports that short-term exposure to more extreme weather - like getting increasingly hotter over time - and tropical cyclone exposure can be associated with a decline in mental health.
Poor mental health rises with global warming, researchers find. Combining the responses with meteorological data, researchers found that an average maximum temperature greater than 30 degrees Celsius can increase the probability of mental health issues by 1 percent.
The study's lead author, Nick Obradovich, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, told CNN it's not totally clear why increasing temperatures result in increasing mental-health issues, but the data is clear. There also might be "a plausible biological linkage between temperature, thermal regulation and how the brain regulates its own emotion". Now, thanks to a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we can add something else to the list: our mental health. Fossil fuel pollutants can also generate a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets in the atmosphere that can enter your lungs and even your bloodstream.That mixture, called particulate matter, can aggravate asthma, decrease lung function and increase your risk of cardiovascular events such as strokes, according to a study published a year ago in The Lancet. But conducting individual assessments of so many people was simply not feasible.
The UN report says that, at the current rate, the world will witness a 1.5 degrees Celsius increase above pre-industrial levels sometime between 2030 and 2052. Increases in carbon dioxide can trigger plants to produce more pollen, which might explain why the pollen season seems to get worse each year.A 2012 study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conference estimated that pollen counts were expected to reach 21,735 grains per cubic meter in 2040.
The researchers examined the data gleaned from the questions and paired it up with climate data that was local to each respondent.
Based on temperature records beginning about 1850, our globe is about one degree Celsius hotter today than it was between 1850 and 1900, according to climate scientists. Because certain factors, such as lifetime adaptations to climate, can not be accounted for, the new study allows the researchers to say only that, on average, "warming over time associates with worsened mental health over time", he said.