An opinion article in the Chicago Tribune outlines how global warming could bring on the threat of infectious diseases.

The recent National Climate Assessment paints a clear picture of the much larger environmental crisis that the United States confronts today: global warming. According to the report by 13 federal agencies, global warming will harm our ecosystems and our economy.

Yet we continue to meet the rising temperatures, superstorms, drought and mega-fires brought about by climate change with relative inaction.