Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

He said, "Down the road, we could be more resilient to climate change decades down the road".

Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, one study led by Stanford University economist Marshall Burke found that a 1.8-degree Fahrenheit increase in monthly average temperature causes a 0.7 percent increase in suicide rates in the USA and 2.1 percent increase in Mexico.

The study outlines three separate ways that hotter and more extreme weather stand to undermine the mental well-being of the people forced to experience it. They also checked the data from 2 million Americans reported in Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from 2002 to 2012 years.

The CDC data showed that after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region in August 2005, reports of mental health problems increased in places with declared disasters.

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In a landmark study published this Monday (8th October 2018) in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers have said that global warming could take a serious toll on mental health of humans.

The researchers also found that being a woman instead of a man was associated with an effect of the same magnitude. If this exact change in temperature were generalized across the nation, "that would produce approximately two million additional individuals reporting mental health difficulties", Obradovich explained.

In fact, a 1-degree C change - or a 1.8-degree F increase - could cause a 2 percent increase in mental health problems in just five years. They sorted the participants into four groups according to their income and found that the effect of high temperatures on mental health was 60 percent greater for those at the bottom of the economic ladder than for those at the top. However, "there are many other place-specific factors that may moderate the effect". Their result: The occurrence of mental health problems was 4 percentage points higher among those who were hit by the hurricane than among those who weren't.

Dr. Jonathan Patz, a professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the study is consistent with recent work by other scientists, including his own research on heat waves and hospital admissions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over a 17-year period, he said. He says that before their study, there was no particular discussion of the impact of climate changes on the mental health. In this report, respondents had to answer how many days during the last month they felt that their mental health was not very good, including depression, stress, and emotions. Obradovich, who noted that some people near the coast may be feeling anxiety about the possibility of hurricane damage to their homes, agreed: "There could be additional effects of worry about climate change that we're not able to capture in this study".

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