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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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New Global Warming Factsheets
Heat's Deadly Effects (PDF)
Heat-related illnesses are serious and can lead to death. In fact, extreme heat events are already a significant public health problem in the U.S.
Vector-Borne and Water-Borne Diseases (PDF)
Learn how changes in temperature and precipitation affect the development, reproduction, behavior and geographic range of insects that carry dangerous infectious diseases. Climate change and its effects such as intense storms and flooding are also likely to worsen the spread of water-borne diseases.
Shrinking the Food Supply (PDF)
Global warming will damage crops, increase the risks of secondary impacts such as fires, insect pests and pathogens, and endanger in food security, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. The U.S. won’t be exempt from the impacts, either.
Vulnerable Populations, Environmental Justice (PDF)
Global warming threatens to harm our health and well-being – but it won’t affect all of us equally. Some groups of people are more likely to be harmed than others. The most vulnerable tend to be the youngest and the oldest among us, the poor, and those who are already sick. The disproportionate and discriminatory impacts that climate change will have on vulnerable populations make climate change one of the most significant environmental justice issues of our time.
Mental Health Implications of Global Warming (PDF)
While the physical threats from global warming are more widely known, a larger number of people are likely to be vulnerable to climate change’s mental health implications. Among the anticipated impacts: increased alcohol abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, grief, and family violence.
Last Updated October 8, 2013
Video: Too Dirty, Too Dangerous
Watch PSR's latest webinar to learn just how bad natural gas is for health and for the climate. Read more »
Too Dirty, Too Dangerous
PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »
Climate Change and Famine
Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »
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November 30, 2016
Eating for Climate and Health
PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.