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How Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities Connect

Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was […]

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Groundbreaking New Scientific Assessment Focuses on Climate-Related Health Impacts

Last week, we discussed how the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is approaching their National Climate Assessment report, due out in 2018. Yesterday, the USGCRP released a report specifically focused on the public health implications of climate change. Entitled The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, […]

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How Climate Solutions Help Keep Our Soldiers Safe

Climate change may still under debate on Capitol Hill, but that’s not the case at the Pentagon. Last July, they issued a report calling climate change a major national security issue, and have made addressing it a big part of their global strategy. Preparing for the risks of rising seas and extreme weather may save […]

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Is Your State Prepared for the Impacts of Climate Change?

Preventing the worst impacts of climate change is vital to our future – but some impacts may be unavoidable, and in many places, those impacts are already being felt. Rising seas in Miami, flooding in Texas, and severe drought in the western states are just a few recent examples. As these impacts become more common, […]

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9 Best Practices for Engaging the Public on Climate-Related Flood Risks

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense flooding in many parts of the world. A peer-reviewed study linked warming temperatures to the devastating floods that happened in Texas and Oklahoma this past May. As these events become more common, how can we engage the public about the risks and help them prepare for impacts? […]

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1,000 Health Professionals Join the National Environmental Health Association’s New Executive Director for Happy Hour

It was a toasty mid-July afternoon in Orlando and the convention center clock had not yet reached the respectable hour of 5:00 p.m. Perched on a bar stool at the edge of the stage, NEHA’s executive director, Dr. David Dyjack, kicked off his inaugural keynote at the 2015 Annual Educational Convention and Exhibition by uncorking […]

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Is Your City One of the 25 Most At Risk from Climate Impacts?

One of the best ways to make the climate issue resonate for people is show how climate change impacts them personally. A new study by weather.com looked at the factors affecting America’s 100 largest cities, and identified the top 25 most at risk. Some, like Denver and Detroit, may see significant increases in heat. Others, […]

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How Social Cohesion Helps Create a More Equitable Response to Climate Change

Climate impacts affect us all, but poorer populations are especially at risk. Low-income housing tends to offer inadequate protection against extreme weather, and low-income areas often have higher rates of illnesses such as asthma that are exacerbated by climate change. But there is a way for these vulnerable communities to fight back. As this article […]

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Putting Climate Communication Into Practice

How we communicate around climate change plays an enormous role in shaping whether people tune in or tune out. But communication strategies don’t just guide how we talk and write. They can also guide how we act on climate, and more importantly, how we shape opportunities for others to act. A recent blog post from Climate Access shows how one city is using […]

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