In this video, several scientists identify and describe examples of increasing health problems that they believe are related to climate change.
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Video might cause students to feel depressed. It is important to follow-up with solutions and what everyone and every society can do to mitigate climate change.
Video features three specific health issues:
1. A rare but deadly fungal disease (cryptococcus cadii) once known only in tropical climates, that is infecting people in the Pacific Northwest.
2. Earlier flowering of some trees lengthens the time that people with allergies are exposed to tree allergens.
3. Spread of infectious vector-borne diseases such as West Nile and Lyme disease.
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This video would enhance any lesson on climate change, ecology, infectious disease, or community health.
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