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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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Death by Degrees

The sign of climate change are already here. "Death by Degrees" is a series of reports looking at the damaging health effects of climate change by states or regions within the United States. We encourage you to learn about the public health threats climate change poses in your state/region and contact your elected officials to support climate policies that reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and supports energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewable energy production.

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Death by Degrees: Arizona
Death by Degrees: California
Death by Degrees: Florida
Death by Degrees: Georgia
Death by Degrees: Iowa
Death by Degrees: Maine
Death by Degrees: Massachusetts
Death by Degrees: Michigan
Death by Degrees: New Hampshire
Death by Degrees: New Mexico
Death by Degrees: New York
Death by Degrees: North Carolina
Death by Degrees: Ohio
Death by Degrees: Oregon
Death by Degrees: Texas

Page Updated December 6, 2016

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