Climate Change: A Review of Potential Health ConsequencesPatricia Jackson Allen*
School of Nursing, Yale University, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Patricia Jackson Allen
School of Nursing, Yale University
School of Nursing, USA
Received date: August 23, 2014; Accepted date: October 25, 2014; Published date: March 31, 2015
Citation: Patricia Jackson Allen (2015) Climate Change: A Review of Potential Health Consequences. Primary Health Care 5:183. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000183
Copyright: ©2014 Allen PJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (IPCC, 2014). This report provides evidence of the recent changes in the world’s climate and the impact of these changes on the environment and human systems. The IPCC report indicates the continued warming of the climate is projected to increase the risks to humans associated with air pollution and decrease in the atmospheric ozone layer, severe weather events due to ocean storms, increased precipitation or drought, extreme heat events, and changes in animal, fish, and insect habitats, all with potential health consequences to humans.