Climate change and pollution affect human health to a large degree. This article discusses many of these health risks and what we can do about them.
One of the many fears associated with global warming is the melting of the polar ice caps increasing the level of the seas, enabling hurricanes to flourish more easily, flooding low-lying areas. Pollution causes birth defects (mercury), asthma and cancer (particulates and many other pollutants), acid rain and other more localized health problems. This article discusses how this may be happening now and summarizes some of the research being done in this field.