Category: Climate Change and Health

The University of Washington School of Public Health July 29, 2020 Meredith Bailey By the end of the century, heat exposure may lead to approximately 110,000 premature deaths annually across the United States in a high climate-warming scenario, suggests a new study published in GeoHealth. Climate change is associated with many adverse effects to human […]

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National Public Radio December 2, 2020 By Rebecca Hersher Climate change is making people sick and leading to premature death, according to a pair of influential reports on the connections between global warming and health. Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization released a preliminary report on the global climate which shows that the last decade was […]

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The Hill By David J. Hayes and Richard L. Revesz, October 23, 2020 According to prominent medical doctors, we are in the midst of “the biggest public health challenge of the 21st century.” But it’s not the one you think. The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is enormous and devastating. But the public health impacts […]

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Excerpts from the Executive Summary of a 2011 report prepared by Dr. Lise Van Susteren, MD, with Dr. Kevin Coyle, JD Global warming in the coming years will foster public trauma, depression, violence, alienation, substance abuse, suicide, psychotic episodes, post-traumatic stress disorders and many other mental health-related conditions. THE EXTREME AND SOMETIMES VIOLENT weather of the […]

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The University of Washington School of Public Health Wednesday, July 29, 2020 By Meredith Bailey By the end of the century, heat exposure may lead to approximately 110,000 premature deaths annually across the United States in a high climate-warming scenario, suggests a new study published in GeoHealth. Climate change is associated with many adverse effects […]

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Environmental Protection Agency, 2015 Weather and climate play a significant role in people’s health. Changes in climate affect the average weather conditions that we are accustomed to. Warmer average temperatures will lead to hotter days and more frequent and longer heat waves. This could increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths. Increases in the […]

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