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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

The New York Times 

A half-billion people already live in places turning into desert, and soil is being lost between 10 and 100 times faster than it is forming. Climate change will make those threats even worse, as floods, drought, storms and other types of extreme weather threaten to disrupt, and over time shrink, the global food supply.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

How Climate Change Threatens the Criminal Justice System


Beyond the $125 billion in physical damage Hurricane Harvey caused to the Houston region, Harvey bogged down the city's criminal justice system, making the city's courts and jails more inefficient, and with serious consequences.

Homelessness is already a crisis—but climate change makes it much worse

Fast Company

It’s time to stop treating the housing crisis and the climate crisis as two separate issues—and start designing solutions for both at once.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change


More doctors, health organizations and students are pushing for medical education to include climate change, saying that physicians and other health-care workers need to prepare for the risks associated with rising global temperatures.

Momentum for Change Report Showcases Practical, Replicable, Scalable Climate Solutions


15 winners of the UNFCCC's 2018 Global Climate Action Award have been announced. The Planetary Health category received the most applicants. This focus area recognizes that the health of our planet and human health are “inextricably linked,” and aims to shine a light on solutions to balance both human and planetary health.

Wolfe’s Neck announces new initiative to improve soil health, combat climate change

Times Record 

Wolfe’s Neck launched the Open Technology Ecosystem for Agriculture Management (OpenTEAM), a “farmer-driven, interoperable platform to provide farmers around the world with the best possible knowledge to improve soil health." 

New way to find relevant news on our environment and health

Environmental Health News on Monday launched a new "smart search" and mapping function allowing users to quickly find stories of interest to them on a wide range of environmental health topics, from plastic pollution to biodiversity loss, endocrine disrupting compounds, toxics and more.

Los Angeles County passes ambitious climate plan

Smart Cities Dive 

The plan includes more than 150 strategies focused on health, including initiatives around food systems, transit-oriented development and housing affordability. 

In the Spotlight

Scientists at the Crowther Lab in Switzerland have developed an interactive map that projects the future climate of our cities. In the next 30 years, it’s predicted Seattle will look more like San Francisco, while London will become more like Barcelona. 


Resource of the Week 

The new free resource A Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience is a Do-It-Yourself guide for communities, pointing readers to free resources where available and incorporating lessons learned from experts in the climate resilience field.


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