Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study

The ‘associations between antibiotic resistance and temperature could be increasing over time’

by Andrea Germanos, CommonDreams staff writer

From Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have previously sounded alarm about the growing issue of antibiotic resistance—a problem already linked to overprescribing of antibiotics and industrial farming practices. Now, new research shows a link between warmer temperatures and antibiotic resistance, suggesting it could be a greater threat than previously thought on our ever-warming planet.

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