Category: Consequences

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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Rising heat and humidity threatening to plunge much of the world’s population into potentially lethal conditions, study finds by Oliver Milman Monday 8 March 2021 The climate crisis is pushing the planet’s tropical regions towards the limits of human livability, with rising heat and humidity threatening to plunge much of the world’s population into potentially […]

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The Guardian (US edition) The wintry weather that has battered the southern US and parts of Europe could be a counterintuitive effect of the climate crisis Oliver Milman Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Associating climate change, normally connected with roasting heat, with an unusual winter storm that has crippled swaths of Texas and brought freezing temperatures across […]

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The New York Times By Henry Fountain March 8, 2021 A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Here’s one more reason the world should aim to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal of the […]

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USA Today Doyle Rice ,Published April 24, 2017 Record-breaking weather events, especially heat waves but also downpours and droughts, can be linked to man-made global warming, a new study says. “Our results suggest that the world isn’t quite at the point where every record hot event has a detectable human fingerprint, but we are getting […]

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Climate Central By Brian KahnApril 4, 2017 No, the headline is not a typo. Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and are on track to climb to even more ominous heights in just a few decades. If carbon emissions continue on their current trajectory, new findings show that by mid-century, the atmosphere […]

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The Hill Some Recommended Actions for the Future By Prof. V. Ram Ramanathan, Rep. Scott H. Peters (D-Calif.) and Durwood Zaelke Curbing CO2 emissions gets most of the attention and getting to net zero emissions by midcentury is essential in the long run to abate climate change. But that’s not enough. To bend the warming […]

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https://www.globalchange.gov/browse/reports/climate-change-impacts-united-states-third-national-climate-asse ssment-0 The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the […]

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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 Lancet Dec 6th, 2020By Celia McMichael, Ilan Kelman and Shouro Dasgupta, and Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, and no country is immune, a major new report from more than 120 researchers has declared. This year’s annual report of The Lancet, “Countdown on Health and Climate Change,” […]

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Environment News Service (ENS)  July 10, 2010 WASHINGTON – Climate change is a serious health hazard that the United States must prepare for, according to government and university scientists from across the country. They advised Thursday that climate models show that global warming will increase air pollution and trigger more heat waves, floods and droughts, all […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists What the Science Tells Us about Extreme Heat Events Published Jul 31, 2018 Occasional heat waves have always been an aspect of summer weather in most of the United States. But as climate change makes heat waves more intense and more frequent, we need to be cognizant of the dangers and […]

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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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Conservative pundits who tout land management as the main issue fail to see the big picture Scientific American  October 29, 2020 By Rebecca Miller, Katharine Mach, and Chris Field AS THE TOLL FROM CALIFORNIA’S WILDFIRES GROWS HIGHER YEAR AFTER YEAR, the state’s future appears fiery and hazy with smoke. For conservative columnists like Ben Shapiro, Niall […]

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Changes in climate have already caused impacts on natural and human systems Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by Suzanne Goldenberg Yokohama, Japan 28 March 2014 CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY LEFT ITS MARK “ON ALL CONTINENTS and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN […]

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Economists greatly underestimate the price tag on harsher weather and higher seas. Why is that? October 23, 2019 By Naomi Oreskes and Nicholas Stern For some time now it has been clear that the effects of climate change are appearing faster than scientists anticipated. Now it turns out that there is another form of underestimation […]

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2017 by Dr. Michael Mann What can we say about the role of climate change in the unprecedented disaster that is unfolding in Houston with Hurricane Harvey? There are certain climate change-related factors that we can, with great confidence, say worsened the flooding. Sea level rise attributable to climate change – some of which is […]

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December 4th, 2020 by Dr. James Hansen Reversing climate change is possible, sensible and necessary. A year ago, when I was in the middle of writing my new book Sophie’s Planet, I thought that I may have a hard time selling people on the fact that we must go back at least to mid-20th century climate […]

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