Public Health

How Extreme Weather Impacts Public Health

More extreme natural disasters are already impacting people Climate change is already impacting the lives of many, right here and right now. The fingerprints of global warming can be found on natural disasters ranging from intense wildfires and frequent floodings, …

The Localized Health Impacts of Fossil Fuels

From extraction to combustion, fossil fuel operations put human health at serious risk Environmental harm is often accepted as the necessary exchange for jobs and other benefits provided by the fossil fuel industry. But this often doesn’t take into account …
Public Health

How Air Quality & Pollution Impact Public Health

Climate change reduces the air quality, and thus, people's health Greenhouse gas emissions, including ozone (O3), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter from fossil fuels, not only cause climate change but also pollute the breathable air, causing many public health …
Extreme Heat

How Extreme Heat & Heatwaves Impact Public Health

Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other natural disaster Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem and a leading cause of weather-related mortality in the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines …

Mental Health Impacts

Climate change poses a serious threat to public health. Many people now recognize that effects like extreme heat, storms, air pollution, and wildfires are hazardous to physical health, but fewer realize that mental health can be equally compromised by these large changes to our environment.


Climate Change and Sports

As the world warms, one often overlooked issue is its effects on sports and recreation. While not as life-threatening as extreme weather or as costly as droughts, climate change’s impacts on sports is something that’s becoming increasingly common.

Climate Risk and Spread of Vector-Borne Diseases

Climate Risk and Spread of Vector-Borne Diseases

Climate change creates new uncertainties about the spread of diseases such as the Zika virus, dengue fever, malaria, and Lyme disease. These illnesses are transmitted by insects known as vectors, including mosquitoes, ticks, and flies.