Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency

Aug 27, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

Physicians for Social Responsibility released a white paper on climate change health effects: Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency.

Dr. Lockwood has drawn on the content of the three major climate reports published in fall 2018 – the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the IPCC special report Global Warming of 1.5° C, and the Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States – to create a uniquely focused summary of their health implications. It is organized, as the title suggests, around the major axes of climate change effects in the U.S.:

  • Heat, the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S.;
  • Water, which is increasingly surging, pouring and flooding, or not falling enough; and
  • Fire, whose terrifying flames, sometimes-toxic ashes and far-flung smoke plumes inflict death and disease.

The report examines the health effects of each of these. It also describes the regional effects of climate change across the U.S., and explains how significant the difference is between average world temperature increases of 1.5° C and 2°.


636530147572900000

About Michelle Shapiro

Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

More posts by Michelle Shapiro

0 Comments

Related Posts

Healthy Food
  • Press Release

Covid-19’s Impact on Food Safety Programs

Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Local Retail Regulatory Food Safety...

May 29, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Covid-19’s Impact on Food Safety Programs

Hurricane prep
  • Tools & Resources
  • Training
  • Webinar

Webinar Recording: 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

On May 27, the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and CDC EPIC Team...

May 29, 2020 | Beth Hess

Webinar Recording: 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

Healthy Voting guides email graphic
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and...

To support local health department HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs,...

May 28, 2020 | Kat Kelley

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and...

RWJF Logo h rgb 2c 2955 U 65 pos
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Resources for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Programs...

Local health departments are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and...

May 28, 2020

Resources for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Programs...

Ao U logo
  • Opportunity
  • Informatics

All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data...

NIH’s All of Us Research Program recently opened its research platform, the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data...

Hep B Webinar4 30 20
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Webinar Recording: Overcoming Barriers to Adult...

View the recording and slides from a virtual briefing on “Overcoming Barriers...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Recording: Overcoming Barriers to Adult...

Syringe pile
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Recommendations

Interim Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

CDC released interim guidance on ways to prevent transmission of COVID-19 at...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Interim Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Back to Top