• Global warming may intensify disease

    Date : April 11, 2012

    By Kirsten Adair

    There may be more to fear from global warming than environmental changes.

    According to several leading climate scientists and public health researchers, global warming will lead to higher incidence and more intense versions of disease. The direct or indirect effects of global warming might intensify the prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue and Lyme disease, they said, but the threat of increased health risks is likely to futher motivate the public to combat global warming.