Climate disruption is harmful to your health. Dr. Linda Rudolph and Dr. Barbara Sattler are showing how our success or failure as a civilization may well hinge on how ingenious, nimble and socially just our public health systems can become in restoring the ecosystem health on which all health depends. And doing the right thing is good for our health.
Jaime Nuño-Sanchez died on September 21, 2015 in Thermal, CA after taking a break from picking lemons; the apparent temperature was 105. Nuño-Sanchez was a seasoned picker with 30 years of experience working in the Coachella Valley, yet he still succumbed to the heat, leaving behind his wife and three children. Read on to learn more about agricultural workers and extreme heat in the age of climate change.