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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

'Like a sunburn on your lungs': how does the climate crisis impact health?

The Guardian

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine.

Man vs. Mosquito: At the Front Lines of A Public Health War

The Center for Public Integrity

Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, and climate change will worsen the threat. Little-known local agencies are the main line of defense.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency. Inaction Is Costing Us.

Los Angeles Times 

A new study calculated the health costs of climate change in the United States for the hottest year on record, 2012. The $10 billion calculated represents more than 20,000 hospitalizations, nearly 18,000 emergency-room visits, and nearly 1,000 deaths. 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

The power of trees in the fight against global warming, street flooding, and more

The Lens

A small community organization in New Orleans has a big goal: one million trees. 

How San Francisco turned its waste problem into a climate solution

Fast Company 

If every city in California launched food composting programs like the city’s, it would generate enough compost to pull millions more tons of carbon out of the atmosphere every year.

'You have no choice but to care:' In coal-centric WV, climate change discussion starting to grow

Charleston Gazette-Mail 

A group in West Virginia is bringing new people into the climate conversation by focusing on health impacts. Friends of Blackwater will be hosting a day-long conference focused on the public health impacts of climate change. 

CT’s small solutions to climate change: new tool shows effects of sea level rise


CT Mirror 

In order to protect our communities' health from climate change, we need good data. Connecticut's new interactive viewer shows how sea-level rise will affect Connecticut's coast. 

Why nurses, America’s most trusted professionals, are demanding ‘climate justice’

The Washington Post 

“This is part of our profession. We look at mobility, we look at nutrition, we are big-systems thinkers,” she added. “Well, it happens right now that the earth is in multi-system failure.”

In the Spotlight

Over the next month, we will be introducing seven grantees on our Health and Climate Solutions Blog.  
Regeneration Midwest has been linking farming communities across the Midwest into a regional program that addresses health, health equity, and climate change.

Resource of the Week 

The Extreme Heat Network is hosting a webinar on Wednesday to discuss New York City's efforts to increase resilience to extreme heat. A guest speaker will discuss Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the city’s heat adaptation plan, and updating building regulations and zoning regulations with heat in mind.

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