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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Climate Change May Be Making Asthma Rates Worse

U.S. News

Research shows the areas with the highest rates of asthma are industrial cities with deep pockets of poverty and urban 'heat islands,' where temperatures rise up to 17 degrees warmer than surrounding areas.

Climate change is hurting Philadelphians’ health, and the worst is yet to come

The Philadelphia Inquirer 

For those whose health already is compromised — such as the old and frail who lack air conditioning, and people with heart or kidney disease — physicians say this hotter future will be dangerous.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

American University Radio 

In dozens of major U.S. cities, low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be hotter than their wealthier counterparts.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Can We Turn Down the Temperature on Urban Heat Islands?

Yale Environment 360

Using citizen science volunteers, researchers are more accurately measuring temperature differences between city hot spots and their cooler surroundings. With heat waves intensifying, the results are now being used to develop a range of innovative urban planning strategies.

Chicago urban farm collective provides network for food security, social justice

ABC7 Chicago

At sites throughout the city, the women-owned farms of Urban Growers Collective are providing a vehicle for social justice and food security through urban farming and gardening.

Benefits of Investing in Climate Adaptation Far Outweigh Costs, Commission Says

Inside Climate News 

A new report from the Global Commission on Adaptation finds that investing in adaptation measures, such as early warning systems and resilient infrastructure, would bring benefits that would outweigh the costs nearly four-to-one.

Kaiser Permanente earns EPA green energy award


The award recognizes a major renewable energy agreement that will enable Kaiser Permanente to become carbon neutral in 2020.

Cape Cod Commission Initiates Community Process on Climate

Cape Cod Today

This community-focused discussion will inform a strategic framework and collaborative approach to address the region’s contributions to and threats from climate change.

Health and medical professionals support the youth climate strikes

Health Care Without Harm

Health professionals have a vital role to play during these strikes by calling attention to the many ways climate change disproportionately impacts the health of children and young adults.

In the Spotlight

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding communities to build evidence on solutions for health, equity, and climate. Over the next month, we will be introducing the seven grantees on our Health and Climate Solutions Blog. 

Resource of the Week 

On this webinar and learning call, hear about and discuss the community engagement, participatory research, and policy initiatives from representatives of the “100% Renewable and Equitable Cities Initiative” 

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