Study: New Zealand faces a looming health crisis without proper planning for climate change

This article discusses the health problems that climate change is bringing.

Disease-carrying mosquitoes could become common in the future as New Zealand faces a looming health crisis caused by climate change, a report warns.

Illnesses such as dengue fever could take hold in parts of the country, particularly the North Island, in little over two decades if climate change accelerates unchecked.

Scientists also predict a possible increase in respiratory diseases from more allergens in the air, greater exposure to cancer-causing UV radiation and a potential rise in infectious diseases caused by a changing environment.

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