On May 8 at the meeting of the National Adaptation Forum, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate received the 2017 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Award presented by the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership.
As the impacts of climate change become more frequent and extreme, Oklahoma is likely to see warming temperatures, and increased variability of precipitation events and storms, which will significantly impact the health and prosperity of Oklahomans. These climate impacts will affect respiratory health, food security, and the local agricultural economy. Warning signs like this led the Tulsa City and County Health Department (TCCHD) to recognize the health threats of climate change, and to commit to doing something about it. TCCHD Environmental Health Services Department (EHSD) was particularly concerned about the potential for warming temperatures and increased variability of rainfall to change the patterns of mosquitos in the Tulsa area.
Location: Mosier Community School, 1204 Historic Columbia River Highway (US-30 E).
Sponsor: Oregon PSR
More information: One year after the Mosier oil train disaster, activists gather in Mosier to make a statement against additional oil trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge. Bring yourself, friends, lunch, a hat and sturdy shoes for walking if you want to hike afterwards.