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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Related Links

Center for Health and the Global Environment - A department of Harvard Medical School, the Center has been at the forefront of research on the health risks posed by global warming.

Clear the Air - You can find a number of fact sheets and reports on the dangers posed by global warming and air pollution on this website.

Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) - Developed by the World Resources Institute, CAIT provides a comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators.

EPA’s Global Warming Site - EPA’s site offers an easy to understand summary of what global warming and also provides some good information on emissions and potential impacts.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Established by the United Nations in 1988, the IPCC provides definitive scientific assessments of the causes and  consequences of global warming and potential options for adaptation and mitigation.

Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC’s site provides you with the information and tools you need to understand and take action on global warming.

Union of Concerned Scientists - UCS’ site provides expert analysis of global warming science and policy solutions to address the growing risks posed by global warming.

World Health Organization (WHO) Climate Page - This page offers a great deal of information on the human health impacts of climate change. 

Page Updated October 9, 2013

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