Effects of climate change on the people

Illustration showing the impact of climate change on people
  • Food: As the seasons change, many farmers will need to consider the crops that they plant. They might need to change to suit the changing conditions.
  • Health: Many of the world’s poorest people are at serious risk as climates change. There will be issues with food supply and increases in malnutrition. Extreme weather events such as drought, floods and storms will injure and kill more people.
  • Water: Although there might be more rain it will be less predictable for farming and crops.
  • Death: Death rates will increase. The UN estimate that over 300,000 people die each year already due to climate change. Diseases such as malaria and cholera will also be on the increase.