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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.
Hope for a Heated Planet
Author Bob Musil, former PSR executive director and now scholar-in-residence at American University, has written an insightful and informative account about the climate change issue and how it has finally emerged in the public’s mind as a major public health concern. Read more »
Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health
Dr. Catherine Thomasson's presentation at the Woodrow Wilson Center on April 10, 2013 on the effects of climate change. Read more »
Climate Change Flyer
Handout was developed by writer Bruni Estrada and graphic designer Daniel Pizarro, in collaboration with Mathias Pollock, Program Coordinator - Student PSR. To see more of Daniel's graphic design work visit http://www.danielpizarro.info. Read more »
In the Spotlight
September 20, 2013
Conference: Climate Smart Southwest
Build new and fortify existing cross-cultural, community, and governmental partnerships to educate and engage community action to address the anticipated public health impacts of climate change in the Southwest, September 20-21.