Climate change is fueling the rise of superbugs. What can we do to protect ourselves?

The next time you need to take antibiotics, they may not work. So you may be prescribed a different antibiotic, which also may not work. Maybe nothing works. This is what happens when bacteria develop resistance to drugs designed to kill them, putting modern medicine at risk, and making everyday infections deadly. Climate change is accelerating the emergence and spread of these “superbugs,” which thrive in warm, wet conditions.

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