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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days 

Union of Concerned Scientists

A new analysis and interactive tool shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur across the country due to climate change, including conditions so extreme that a heat index cannot be measured. 

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

The U.N. is Calling for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Climate Change Debate 

Pacific Standard 

The United Nations urges governments to listen to those who are affected the most by environmental changes, by adopting a "comprehensive, integrated, gender-responsive and disability-inclusive approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation policies."

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Can we feed the world without destroying the planet?

World Resources Institute 

This new report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed 10 billion people by 2050 without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty. 

How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round


Hydroponic gardens are an important low-cost climate solution, providing low-emission, high-nutrition food for communities.  

Heat, Salt, Drought: This Barley Can Withstand the Challenges of Climate Change


Seed World 

A new line of barley achieves good crop yields even under poor environmental conditions. Durable crops will be crucial to climate adptation. 

Communities Take Aim at Health Risks Posed by Climate Change


Baltimore, Minneapolis, Princeton, and Tempe have all been awarded grants to promote public health and reduce the risks associated with climate change. Projects range from "resilience hubs" for weather-related emergencies to public infrastructure guidelines for extreme heat adaptation. 

Broad group of green organizations releases climate platform ahead of 2020 election

SF Gate 

Today, a coalition of more than 70 groups released an "Equitable and Just National Climate Platform," demanding that any new climate policy address the disproportionate burden of pollution and climate change on low-income and minority neighborhoods. 

In the Spotlight

This summer, join ACE for a three-part teacher professional development webinar series: NGSS & Climate Justice. Using videos and lesson plans from Our Climate Our Future, this webinar series will explore the concept of climate justice and how to incorporate it into the classroom.


Resource of the Week 

Cool Solutions is a syndicated radio show and podcast about regular Americans taking climate action where they live. What they're doing, how they're succeeding, and why their solutions are so cool. Produced by Wendy Wing, a retired family physician and climate activist. 


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