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The effect of climate change on children

noaa hurricane 600kAmerican Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Рan organisation of paediatricians committed to the best physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The AAP posits that climate change poses threats to human health, safety and security. But they consider children to be at particularly high risk. The effects on child health include:

  • Physical and psychological consequences of weather disasters (e.g. hurricanes, flooding, wildfires)
  • Increased heat stress
  • Decreased air quality
  • Altered disease patterns
  • Food, water, and nutrient insecurity