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How climate affects health, with guest Augusta Williams, DSc, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Climate change’s big threat: a hotter world

The biggest threat from climate change is likely to be increased heat and the harm it can do to people, animals, crops and the environment, says scientist and researcher Augusta Williams, DSc. She also cites threats from wildfires, including air pollution, which affects those with lung-related problems or allergy symptoms. Other climate-related problems include diseases spread by insects that were once confined to the tropics. Williams is an assistant professor in Upstate’s department of public health and preventive medicine.