Australia's Monash University reports on health challenges from climate change
Monash University in Melbourne, together with Global health Alliance Australia, has issued a report titled 'From Townsville to Tuvalu', which examines some 120 peer-reviewed journal articles on health-related impacts of climate change in Australia and the Pacific region.
The report predicts the development of climate-related stunting, malnutrition and lower IQ in children. The expanding habitat of mosquitos would expose more people to diseases including dengue fever, chikungunya, and Zika virus. Higher CO2 concentration is also expected to decrease the nutritional value of staple crops within the next two decades.