One of the tangible effects of climate change in Mexico is the reduction of food quality of products grown in different regions of the country, which has a direct impact on the health of the population and its budget. In a recent interview, Jorge Escobar, president of the Mexican Federation of Colleges of Biologists, stressed that addressing the consequences of climate change represents a significant diversion of resources, accounting for at least half of the gross domestic product (GDP). is equal to 15%.
Globally, this redistribution of resources reaches 15% of GDP, but in the case of Mexico, many of the costs resulting from climate change are still not accounted for. This particularly affects the population living in the coastal areas of the country.
Escobar pointed out that climate change directly affects the quality of food produced in the Mexican countryside, causing eating disorders that contribute to an increase in diseases such as diabetes in the long run. Health care for affected populations represents a significant expenditure of resources in the health sector, diverting necessary investments to other sectors at the national level. The president of the Mexican Federation of Colleges of Biologists pointed out that the Mexican government has not yet paid enough attention to this problem.
Climate change also affects the investment of resources destined to deal with natural disasters, especially those caused by frequent storms. These events mainly affect the population near the coastal areas, which requires resources that can be used in other aspects of development.
The reality is that climate change not only threatens the stability of the environment, but also has a direct impact on the quality of life of the population and the economy of the country. Addressing these implications requires careful management and dedicated resources to minimize negative impacts on Mexicans’ health and budgets. Ann