According to Shah (2015), the chances of the world ecosystems adapting to climate changes are decreasing. This is because the Earth is warming up due to the overwhelming activities carried out by humankind around the world. Shah (2015), rights points out that global warming leads to a decline of animal species and their habitats, as the world temperature increase daily. Global warming has many negatives effects especially to the health of humankind (Shah, 2013). It has resulted in an imbalance between the warm and the cold climates, thus causing heat waves. The heat waves result in illnesses; for example, heat waves lead to asthma, heart attack and stroke. The cold climates also are associated with respiratory problems and cardiovascular episodes.
The same issue has been raised by Holtz. Holtz (2013) argues that global warming leads to high temperatures, which in turn increase the rate of transmission of Malaria in the entire world. That takes place because the breeding sites and cycles of mosquitos are fastened (Shah, 2013). The young people and the elderly are vulnerable to effects of global warming as they have reduced heat-regulating mechanisms. Heavy rainfall, resulting due to global warming, is also a cause of worry. Heavy rains contaminate water sources with pathogens that have been washed down from the soils.
The issue of global warming has led health experts to put a lot of attention to the public health matters. As more changes occur due to changes in the climate, the governments together with the health care facilitators have to keep enough funds to aid in the treatment and prevention of emerging diseases. Some health and nursing schools have launched programs to train their students on the effects of climate changes and how to reduce its impact. Some initiators have been inspired a lot by their green innovativeness to minimize the level of carbon footprint in the atmosphere.
Holtz, C. (2013). Global health care: Issues and policies. (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN-13: 9781449679590
Shah, A. (2015, February 1). Climate change and global warming introduction. Retrieved February 2, 2016, from Global Issues: http://www.globalissues.org/article/233/climate- change-and-global-warming-introduction