A comparison of the Aral Sea in 1989 (left) and 2014 (right). Photo: NASA

The vanishing Aral Sea: health consequences of an environmental disaster

Access to safe water and food is linked to global, regional and local climate changes. In some areas swift changes have entailed serious health-related consequences. An alarming example is found in the Aral Sea area of Central Asia.

“Tidsskrift for den norske legeforening”, the journal for the Norwegian Medical Association, has published an article by Turid Austin Wæhler from Centre for Arctic and Global Health, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University, and Erik Sveberg Diestrichs, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, at the University Hospital of North Norway.

Read the article here.