As the Earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers predict that wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats. These animals would wander into areas with high and large human populations which could dramatically increase the chance that another pandemic would be caused to humanity.
This link between climate change and viral transmission f viruses is described by an international research team led by scientists at Georgetown University. This research was published on April 28 in Nature.
In this study, the scientists at Georgetown University conducted the first comprehensive assessment of how climate change will cause the next global pandemic. This research focuses on geographic shifts, the journey of all the animals when they flee their habitats into new areas. As these animals encounter new species, scientists predict that new viruses could be caused.
These Scientists say that contact of animals with foreign species can spark new viruses. Also, they say that viruses like Ebola and Coronavirus can spark in new locations causing the entire world to have many many virus pandemics.
We have to stop climate change to stop all of the animals from causing new viruses from destroying humanity! Only you can make a difference. Let’s pledge to make our earth a better place to live for our future generations to come. There is no Planet B!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
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