At this time when most of the world is focused on COVID-19 nearly all the time, we are beginning to understand the connection between climate change and the rise of infectious diseases. This article explains the factors in detail and underscores the importance of addressing them as soon as possible, lest even more dangerous diseases follow this pandemic.
Here are a couple paragraphs from this article:
"There are three ways climate influences emerging diseases. Roughly 60% of new pathogens come from animals — including those pressured by diversity loss — and roughly one-third of those can be directly attributed to changes in human land use, meaning deforestation, the introduction of farming, development or resource extraction in otherwise natural settings."
"As Christine Johnson, the associate director of the One Health Institute, an interdisciplinary epidemiological program at the University of California, Davis, puts it, global health policymakers have a responsibility to understand how climate, habitat and land use changes lead to disease. Almost every major epidemic we know of over the past couple of decades — SARS, COVID-19, Ebola and Nipah virus — jumped to people from wildlife enduring extreme climate and habitat strain, and still, “we’re naive to them,” she said. “That puts us in a dangerous place.”"
Biochar can help minimize animal-to-human transferred diseases and climate change in several ways. You can probably identify some other ways that I’ve missed:
In addition, biochar can help the world meet many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including access to clean water.