Climate Change Is Making All of Our Allergies Worse

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Biden's National Climate Task Force
Climate change is making spring and fall miserable for millions of people. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 children in the U.S. have seasonal allergies, higher than any time in the past.

Allergies aren't just inconvenient - they can cause serious infections and the spread of dangerous viruses. And it's only going to get worse if we don't rein in our carbon emissions and stop the planet from warming.

Sign the petition to tell President Joe Biden's National Climate Task Force: address the seasonal allergy crisis and create stronger climate policy in the U.S.!

What does climate change have to do with stuffy noses and itchy eyes? Since spring is starting earlier in many parts of the world, pollen seasons are beginning earlier, too - and lasting longer. To make matters worse, many regions where weather was previously too cold for pollen-producing plants are warming up now, meaning that plants that produce pollen can now grow there, too.

And, on top of all of that, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere itself also stimulates plants to release more pollen. The result is higher pollen counts than scientists have ever recorded before, and it is making many of us feel terrible.

To reign in our allergy crisis, we must fight climate change! It is time the National Climate Task Force step up its efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions! Sign now if you agree!
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