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One Planet: The Impact Of Climate Change On Infectious Diseases

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the links between climate change and infectious diseases.

According to the World Health Organization, environmental threats to human health include "climate changes in ecosystems due to loss of biodiversity, supplies of freshwater, land degradation, urbanization, and stresses on food-producing systems." How is the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity impacting the spread of infectious diseases? 

 

Guests:

 

Stanley Maloy, associate vice president for Research & Innovation, and Professor of Biology at San Diego State University

Rachel Baker, postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University

 

 

Web Resources:

 
National Geographic, Craig Welch: Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic
Live Science, Bahar Gholipour: 5 Scariest Disease Outbreaks of the Past Century   

 

 
 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.