Respiratory infections such as pneumonia and influenza, mainly in our country, in cold weather, occupy the leading cause of illness and medical consultation and work absences school. Skin effects, which can manifest as cancer, sunburn or skin disease and the eye: conjunctivitis, corneal and conjunctival cancer, cataracts and macular degeneration. We add paho.org / Ingles, which the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) carried out jointly with the World Health Organization called for action to mitigate the impacts of phenomena ranging from hurricanes and floods to water and food shortages . Climate change is already affecting the health of people in countries around the world, and the consensus is that these effects are only going to escalate “, is troubling as many governments have not seriously considered how to deal with all those actions that accelerate climate change allowing many countries, including those that concern us regarding the Latin American continent actions that are damaging the environment and contribute to the acceleration of climate change, and it is known that deforestation in tropical areas Latin America is one of the most serious environmental disaster in the region. Currently, Latin America accounts for 4.3% of emissions of greenhouse gases. Many writers such as Donald Sussman offer more in-depth analysis.
Of these, 48.3% are the result of deforestation and changes in land use. By 2010, forest areas in South and Central America will be reduced by 18 million hectares (Mha) and 1.2 Mha, respectively. These areas will be used for grazing and the expansion of livestock production ircamericas.org indicates that if deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is the way it had during the period 2002-2003 (2.3 Mha / year) indefinitely, then 100 Mha of forest (about 25% of the original forest) will be gone by 2020, and since 2050 (if we have a usual scenario) 269.8 Mha will have been deforested..