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Climate Change Is Bad For Your Brain

Scientists need to learn more about climate change’s negative impact on the nervous system in order to mitigate it.

photo of two people sitting on a bench covering their eyes from the sun

During an unusual November heatwave in Seville, Spain

Burcin Ikiz

Climate change is the biggest global health threat facing us today. According to the Lancet Countdown's 2022 report that came out in October, the climate crisis is “undermining every dimension of global health monitored." Its effects include direct impacts, such as extreme weather events and sea-level rise, as well as indirect ones, like increased food insecurity, forced migrations, the spread of infectious diseases, and heat-related illnesses.

But one piece of information missing in most health reports, as well as in many climate change studies and international conferences, such as COP27, is how it affects — and will affect — our brains.

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