Coping with global warming, rising mental issues

Coping with global warming, rising mental issues

Because certain factors, such as lifetime adaptations to climate, can not be accounted for, the new study allows the researchers to say only that, on average, "warming over time associates with worsened mental health over time", he said. It gives them evidence that hotter temperatures across the United States of America worsen mental health of residents.

But that's not all: The study used climate change models to predict that anywhere between 9,000 to 40,000 suicides could be caused by climate change by the year 2050 if nothing is done to stop the rising temperatures.

Published Monday in the journal PNAS, the study looked at mental health issues and compared them to climate data in search of trends. This led research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nick Obradovich, to study the effects of climate change on issues such as depression, anxiety and stress. In addition, they also reported that a 1 degree Celsius increase in average temperature was associated with a 2 percentage point increased prevalence of mental health issues.

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.

"We find that experience with hotter temperatures and added precipitation each worsen mental health, that multiyear warming associates with an increased prevalence of mental health issues, and that exposure to tropical cyclones, likely to increase in frequency and intensity in the future, is linked to worsened mental health", the study's authors wrote. The authors explain that yearly warming climates, short term exposure to extremes of weather as well as routine exposure to cycles could have a detrimental effect on the mental health of individuals. "Yet for too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere".

Researchers have added a note to their study saying that the major limitation of this study was that the data came from a developed nation and from temperate climates. "It is time to act on mental health". However, "there are many other place-specific factors that may moderate the effect".

Some people were more vulnerable than others, the researchers found.

Patz, who was not involved in the new research, said the strength of the study includes the high number of participants but noted that the data are "based on a single question about one's mental health and only at the monthly level".

Is it possible that climate change can make a harmful impact on our mental health?

He said millions of people are caught up in conflict and disasters, putting them at risk of a range of long-term mental health problems.

Related News:



Most liked

Lenovo claims pole position in IDC and Gartner PC market share reports
With Microsoft taking the fifth spot, Acer has now fallen from the top five PC makers list. Gartner also disclosed that the PC shipment has seen an increase of 0.1% in Q3 2018.

Juventus set to make offer for Liverpool target Aaron Ramsey
Juventus have entered the race to sign Chelsea target Aaron Ramsey , according to the Daily Mail . He started Wales' global friendly against Spain at the Principality Stadium tonight.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan arrive at Princess Eugenie's wedding
Unlike other royal weddings , the day will not be broadcast on BBC, with ITV's This Morning instead taking over the coverage. The presence of so many royals - and a number of celebrity guests - has prompted extra security measures to be put in place.

Women-only motor racing series to start in 2019
Indy Lights series and who has competed six times in the Indianapolis 500, declared the latest move "a sad day for motorsport". However, reaction among existing female drivers, who have spent their careers to date racing against men, has been mixed.

Learn More About Mental Health Awareness in Teens with NAMI Sarasota
Kufre gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja to commemorate the World Mental Health Day . It offloads, it releases, it provides a space for the intense feelings of stress and panic that can overwhelm and debilitate.

Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant reportedly set to visit Arkansas
Bryant had made over 18 starts over the last two seasons, with Clemson going 16-2 over those games. Quick Update: Bryant will visit Arkansas the following weekend (Oct. 20), too.

Soyuz Space Vehicle Designed to Safely Return Crew in Any Conditions - ASI
Hague and Ovchinin would have joined the station's current crew, which includes American astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor. The Russian space agency also sent 70 rocket engines back to production lines in 2016 to replace broken parts.

Air India Flight Hit Trichy Airport Wall During Take-Off, 136 On Board
Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister Vellamandi N Natarajan visited Tiruchirappalli airport and inspected the accident spot. After the incident internal inquiry has been set up, pilot&co-pilot derostered till investigation is done.

Essential's Next Phone Reportedly Different Than Any Other
Not so fast, because according to a report from Bloomberg , Essential's next phone could be anything but conventional. After launching its first phone previous year , the company has not yet announced its plan for the next device.

Ryan Coogler inks deal to write and direct ‘Black Panther’ sequel
The sequel, which has yet to be announced by Marvel, will reportedly commence production in late 2019 or early 2020. Chadwick Boseman is expected to return in the starring role, as are others in the A-list ensemble.

6 extremely surreal moments from Kanye West's meeting with President Trump
Trump and West previously appeared together shortly after Trump's 2016 election in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY . West also argued that Mr Trump deserved more respect, saying, "If he don't look good, we don't look good".

Christine Blasey Ford nominated for UNC 'Distinguished Alumna' award
Especially for those of us who are survivors of sexual assault or who know others who are survivors (which means all of us), Dr. Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening after the Senate narrowly confirmed him , 50-48, with only one Democrat voting yes.

Lil Wayne Tells Eli Manning 'Tha Carter V' Could Improve His Game
But sitting next to OBJ, and adding his thoughts on the Giants and Manning , happened to be rapper Lil Wayne. I know you up there in NY ". "Lil Wayne is serious and I was serious when I said..." I'm cool with you.

Venezuela says suspected Maduro attack plotter kills himself
But his supporters say he was murdered - a theory echoed by the United States, a fierce critic of Maduro's regime. The authorities say he took his own life by jumping from the 10th floor of the intelligence agency (Sebin).

Hands on with Google's Home Hub: The smart speaker for everything
But Google probably had a single-cam experience in mind for the Pixel 3 years ago, when it started designing the Pixel 3 camera. Keep in mind though, that both of those devices have larger screens than the 7-inch display on the Google Home Hub .