Finding the information you need about climate change and health can be daunting – there’s just so much of it available. On this Resources page, we have tried to collect, curate, and categorize resources that cover a wide array of topics related to climate change and health. We have prioritized resources that are not in the peer-reviewed literature, but that offer credible information. Only relatively recent resources are included (post-2010), except for those that offer an excellent review of an issue, or are in some way seminal.
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‘World can’t afford to silence us’: black church leaders address climate change abstract
One of the largest and oldest black churches in the US warns that black people are disproportionally harmed by global warming and fossil fuel pollution.
“Reaching a tipping point”: Climate a key issue at World Health Assembly abstract
Josh Karliner discusses how climate change — widely considered to be the greatest health threat of the century — was a major point of focus this year at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
10 Things to Know About the New Report on Climate Change and Human Health abstract
This blog post produced by Climate Resolve presents the key takeaways from a report recently developed by the US Global Change Research Program and released by the White House. The report and factsheet present the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States.
100 percent renewables—for a healthful California abstract
A great op-ed co-authored by PHI President Mary Pittman about policy that could bring a 100% renewable energy future to California, which would greatly benefit our health.
12 Steps to Operationalize Climate Change in a Local Health Department abstract
A fact sheet based off a journal article: Marinucci, G., Luper, G., Uejio, C., Saha, S., & Hess, J. (2014). Building resilience against climate effects—A novel framework to facilitate climate readiness in public health agencies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 11(6), 6433-6458; doi:10.3390/ijerph110606433
2015 Climate Change and Health Resiliency Report abstract
Funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) Climate Change Program is part of a national effort to anticipate and prepare for human health effects related to global and local climate change. CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is focused on integrating epidemiological data and climate change models to develop projections, identify vulnerabilities, and inform public health planning. The national effort includes the participation and collaboration of sixteen states and two cities. Five New England states, plus New York and New York City participate in a regional collaborative of BRACE programs.
3 reasons the Zika outbreak may be linked to climate change abstract
This short informational blog presents the link between climate change and vector-borne disease, specifically Zika virus.
6 Ways Climate Change Harms Health in California abstract
Our health and climate are inextricably linked. From polluted air quality to shrinking food and waters supplies, communities across California—and around the world—are already experiencing climate change’s harmful health impacts. The looming effects upon California’s communities, particularly those that are disproportionately vulnerable, are becoming increasingly urgent and severe. In a new infographic created by the Public Health Institute and our Center for Climate Change and Health, learn how climate change is already contributing to California’s rising rates of disease, poverty, and death—and find out how you can take action now.
A Breath of Fresh Air: Addressing Climate Change and Air Pollution Together for Health abstract
This report from the Alliance considers the ways in which integrated strategies to address air pollution and climate change will simultaneously lead to greater health benefits and cost-savings, than strategies which address them separately. It is clear that in order to protect health and wellbeing from the dangerous impacts of unmitigated climate change, the UK must work to decarbonise its economy as rapidly as possible, with the energy and transport sector representing two important first steps.