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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’

 

The Washington Post 

A new report by 11,258 scientists in 153 countries from a broad range of disciplines warns that the planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” and provides six broad policy goals that must be met to address it.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Kentucky’s Leaders Are Siding With the Coal Industry, and Its Poorest Residents Are Paying a Price

 

Mother Jones 

Extreme rainstorms are worsening with climate change. For Kentucky’s poorest residents, the people living in flood-prone hollows with surface mines nearby, that means an ever-present threat to both life and hard-won possessions.

After the Water 
 

NPR 

When a flash flood ripped through Old Ellicott City in Maryland, residents thought it was a freak occurrence. Instead, it was a hint about the future. And adapting to that future has been painful.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Native American Leaders Turn to Solar to Power Their Communities

 

The Allegheny Front

On the Pine Ridge reservation, over 40% of residents live without access to electricity. And it’s hard for many Native Americans in the region to heat and cool their homes affordably. Local renewable energy is one solution.

Baltimore's 'Adopt A Lot' program helps residents convert vacant lots into usable green spaces

Yale Climate Connections

 As part of its Adopt a Lot program, residents clean and maintain hundreds of vacant lots in some of the city's underserved neighborhoods. Some are now urban gardens or open spaces where communities can gather.

How a Rooftop Meadow of Bees and Butterflies Shows N.Y.C.’s Future


The New York Times

A Greenpoint building is part of a push to combat climate change and make the city more welcoming to wildlife.

San Diego’s Quest to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy Through Community Choice


Green Tech Media 
 

This episode of Political Climate looks at San Diego’s quest to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035 and what other cities can learn from this experience. 

This Small City in Kansas is a Leader on Climate Change
 

National League of Cities 

The Metro Kansas City Climate Action Coalition was launched in early 2019 with the goal of assembling elected leaders from the bi-state region to “draw down greenhouse gases, improve climate resilience and generate corresponding economic, social, health, and quality of life benefits.”

These 14 Cities are Committed to Developing “Planetary Health Diet” Programs to Combat Climate Change
 

One Green Planet 


These cities have committed to supporting plant-based food consumption, reducing food loss and waste, and aligning procurement with the Planetary Health Diet. 

Buildings Are an Ideal But Overlooked Climate Solution


The City Fix 

Zero carbon buildings: the single best means to fight climate change cheaply while improving human health and productivity. 

How Communities Can Build Psychological Resilience to Disaster


City Lab 

As climate change makes disasters more severe, researchers say we can prepare by being informed, volunteering, and staying socially connected.

From Our Blog

Read about how health professionals can make a critical difference by reframing and responding to climate change as the health emergency it is. The post outlines three specific calls to action. "If health professionals are to live by our tenet – “do no harm” – we must act."
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Upcoming Webinar 

Next Wednesday's webinar will feature a survivor who lost her home in Paradise and is working in a community-based program to help the children and their parents in the aftermath. This webinar is being hosted by ACEs Connection (Adverse Childhood Experiences). 
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