Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have been extremely busy and away from the internet.
So I have sent out emails to the relevant Senators. My next steps include inquiring about more information on Bill 2864 from Senator Markey (this will be my second email to him). I am also hoping to create a facebook page with the focus on spreading awareness of the impact of climate change on infectious diseases.
I'm excited to hit the ground running and really focus on this project again. I'm somewhat concerned that I might be falling behind my timeline but I believe that by working overtime this weekend and next week I will easily be able to catch up to the timeline I set soon.
My name is Nora Hill, I'm a senior in high school at the Vermont Commons School. My social studies class has allowed us to spend 20% of our time focused on a current day global issue that interests us, and I have chosen the effect climate change will have on infectious diseases. This blog will be my process of learning about the issue and what I can do to address it.
Climate change is arguably the biggest issue facing my generation, but many people don't realize how far reaching these effects will be. Climate change will change global health, particularly with climate sensitive diseases that are food borne, air borne, insect borne, and water borne. Some of the most climate sensitive disease are: malaria, cholera, Lyme Disease, and West Nile virus. For general information on the impact of climate change on infectious disease check out this information from WHO .