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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Researchers Now Have Even More Proof That Air Pollution Can Cause Dementia

Mother Jones

Evidence linking air pollution to dementia has become conclusive in recent years. In one study, those exposed to higher levels of air pollutants, particularly those released by fossil fuel combustion, were about one and a half times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Chronic kidney disease epidemic may be result of high heat, toxins 

University of Colorado 

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that climate change may be contributing to an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers. [Study]

Study examines impact of climate change on Louisiana's Houma tribe

Within decades, the Houma tribe's land will no longer be inhabitable due to erosion and saltwater incursion. Indigenous environmental methods should be centered in state-funded adaptation efforts.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Electric Vehicles Mean Good Jobs, Cleaner Air, Healthier Children Mean Stronger Paterson

Tap into Nutley

More than 60 elected officials, members of the clergy, and local residents gathered for an event hosted by GreenFaith to learn about the benefits of electric cars for air quality, community health, and climate change.

With an Indigenous Perspective, Anchorage Seeks to Adapt to Climate Change Even If Alaska Doesn’t

Next City

Last month Anchorage released their climate action plan. The plan was created by an 18 person committee, including a representative from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

City, county leaders tell citizens: Prepare now for climate change

Missoula Current

Missoula County's climate vulnerability assessment was put together with input from 100 community members and is now being shared with the general public for further input and assessment. [Assessment] 

Reducing carbon emissions while improving health is economically attractive, study shows

Science Codex

A recent study reports that quickly and dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions will lead to significant human health benefits. In fact, the benefits of climate action outweigh the costs when public health considerations are incorporated into decision-making models.

In the Spotlight

The American Public Health Association is hosting a two-day "Climate Changes Health" advocacy bootcamp this July for public health students and early career professionals. Scholarships are available. 

Resource of the Week 

The Climate Explorer lets you visualize climate data in map form. You can adjust displays to focus on particular times or areas of interest.

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