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Four Ways Climate Change Affects Our Health

It’s as simple as this: Healthy people need a healthy planet. Here are four ways the climate crisis is taking a toll on human health around the globe.

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Climate Change and Health: Heatwaves

Of all the types of extreme weather, heatwaves may be the most obvious one to connect to climate change and, well, a warming world. As humans burn more and more fossil fuels, we’re releasing heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. As a result, we’re seeing more and more warmer-than-average years and more frequent extreme heat events. Read more

Climate Change and Health: Wildfires

Wildfires are devastating communities around the world. From the billion-dollar destruction they cause to the incalculable costs of lost plant, animal, and even human life, these devastating natural disasters are scarring our landscapes and leaving those who make it out with their lives with long-lasting health concerns. And conditions are only expected to become even more favorable for more frequent and intense wildfires in our warming world. Here’s what’s happening.

Climate Change and Health: Hurricanes

In the wakes of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, one question has been hard to escape. Is the climate crisis making weather more extreme? The simple answer is yes – and it puts the health of millions and millions of people all around the world in jeopardy. Here are the facts.

Climate Change and Health: Infectious Disease

As humans burn more and more fossil fuels, heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide are released into our atmosphere. As a result, we’re seeing warmer-than-average years, extreme heatwaves, and heavier rains. The perfect conditions for insects to thrive. Learn more now.

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In The Climate Crisis and Your Health, we break down the many ways climate change adversely affects respiratory and mental health, the danger it presents to food and water security, how it increases the risk of infectious disease, the many unique ways children are put at unique risk in our warming world, and much more.

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