Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 35-39
Climate Change Impacts on Human Health in Bihar
Ritu Sharma, School of Ecology and Environment Study, Nalanda University, Rajgir, Bihar
Received: Jul. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 8, 2020;       Published: Aug. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20200603.12      View  138      Downloads  31
Abstract
Climate change has become the serious and most concerned topic in the world. It has adverse impacts on physical, socio-economic environment and human health. The objective of this report is to find out the climate change patterns and scrutinize the vulnerability of human’s health to the climate change. This study includes the literature reviews and comparative studies of different countries. The findings of this study reveal the direct, indirect and psychological condition impacts of climate change. Due to climate change, the temperature is rising, deviation in seasons are ensuing, summers are extending, winters are getting shorten and rainfall has become irregular; hence vulnerability of human to climate change impacts is increasing day by day. People are becoming more vulnerable to calamities and temperature variability associated diseases such as heat stroke, heat extortion and viral fever by the virtue of vector and water-borne disease such as malaria, diarrhea, cholera, dengue etc. Women and children are more vulnerable to climate change due to lack of adaptation to temperature variability. Surprisingly, Apathy behavior of people towards climate change is reforming Bihar’s drought-prone areas into flood-prone and flood-prone areas into drought-prone. Public awareness towards health impacts of climate change could be a good initiative to reduce the vulnerability of women and children.
Keywords
Climate Change, Health, Vulnerability, Bihar, Impacts
To cite this article
Ritu Sharma, Climate Change Impacts on Human Health in Bihar, Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 35-39. doi: 10.11648/j.fem.20200603.12
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