Health and Climate Solutions

Health and Climate Solutions Resources, news, and stories about the health impacts of climate change and how communities across the US are creating innovative, equitable solutions.

Sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture is proving to be critical to human health in the United States. This year,...
06/14/2019
Midwest Flooding Harms Farmer's Yields

Sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture is proving to be critical to human health in the United States.

This year, heavy rainfall has made growing conditions tough for farmers in the Midwest. One crop in particular - corn - has been hit hard. According to the Department of Agriculture, this is the slowest start to the corn-planting season on record.

Rain and flooding have made growing conditions difficult for crops like corn. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Matt Boucher, a farmer in Dwight, Ill., about how the weather has affected his crops.

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for 2019 found that more than 141 million people live in U.S. ...
06/13/2019
Climate Change and Human Health – The Win-Win of Tackling Air Pollution

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for 2019 found that more than 141 million people live in U.S. counties that received at least one “F” in their unhealthy air report card. Reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions can both help combat global warming and create healthier living conditions for people in the U.S. and around the world.

The World Health Organization estimates that an alarming 7 million people die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution. To help tackle this issue, this year’s World Environment Day (June 5) is shining a spotlight on this environmental threat and the multiple benefits derived from tacklin...

06/07/2019
Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp

In the Washington D.C. area?

The American Public Health Association is offering the two-day Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp, July 15-16 in for public health students and recent graduates to gain new skills to advocate for public health. This year's focus will be on policy solutions and advocacy for addressing the public health challenges of climate change. Learn more and register here.

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Duck Hill, Mississipi residents are stemming flood waters through creek restoration, community engagement and empowermen...
06/06/2019
Duck Hill, Mississippi Is on the Rise - Daily Yonder

Duck Hill, Mississipi residents are stemming flood waters through creek restoration, community engagement and empowerment, youth conservationist training, and creative placemaking.

Climate-related flooding isn’t just a phenomenon in coastal areas. In the small rural town of Duck Hill, Mississippi, strong storms with intense rainfall often caused flooding as high as 15 inches. In 2017, Duck Hill residents and outside partners recognized an opportunity to not only stem the flo...

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, an important day to consider how human health and the natural environment are intertwined...
06/05/2019
Climate Change Is Intensifying Food Shocks | Civil Eats

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, an important day to consider how human health and the natural environment are intertwined.

Read here about how climate change is putting at risk an essential part of human health: the food we eat.

From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather.

Virginia is taking steps to adapt to climate change and protect human health. Read here about the Coastal Adaptation and...
06/05/2019
Virginia Coastal Adaptation and Climate "Czar" Gets to Work

Virginia is taking steps to adapt to climate change and protect human health. Read here about the Coastal Adaptation and Climate "Czar" getting to work.

Last year, Gov. Ralph Northam appointed retired Navy Admiral Ann Phillips to spearhead efforts for coastal adaptation to climate change. After nearly 31

Sharing community solutions often involves telling powerful stories. Join this free webinar on storytelling and climate ...
05/20/2019
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Sharing community solutions often involves telling powerful stories. Join this free webinar on storytelling and climate change to learn more about how you can make your message memorable.

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05/15/2019
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"The plan looks similar to the climate actions that cities around the world have adopted in recent years......there was ...
05/15/2019
With an Indigenous Perspective, Anchorage Seeks to Adapt to Climate Change Even If Alaska Doesn’t

"The plan looks similar to the climate actions that cities around the world have adopted in recent years......there was also a concerted effort, however, to reflect Alaskan Native values, who were the original occupants and stewards of the region.

“We have a set of values very connected to the land and the sea,” Schaeffer says. “We are part of the environment, we are not separate from it" "

Anchorage, Alaska, has issued the city's first climate action plan.

**Tool Alert** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing its health and climate communication webinar...
05/13/2019
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**Tool Alert** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing its health and climate communication webinar series. Register for the May webinar on Creative Material Development below.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WHUlyD1OQFG2rdE-LZ8avw

Join CDC’s Climate and Health Program for a webinar on Creative Material Development on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Led by Karen Ong, Creative Director for Marketing for Change, this webinar will show how visual and content cues can be used to convey key messages quickly in a cluttered media environme...

Happy Monday! Citizen scientists are stepping up to address one major health impact of climate change: mosquitos.The Glo...
05/13/2019
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Happy Monday!

Citizen scientists are stepping up to address one major health impact of climate change: mosquitos.

The Globe Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper engages the public to map locations of mosquito breeding sites and decommission mosquito container habitats.

Replanting trees is a true all-in-one health and climate solution. What else...> Cleans the air we breathe  > Reduces fl...
05/10/2019
Discover What We’re Doing Today - Replanting Our Nation’s Forests at arborday.org

Replanting trees is a true all-in-one health and climate solution. What else...

> Cleans the air we breathe
> Reduces flooding
> Provides us with healthy recreation
> Protects our watersheds?
AND sequesters carbon?

Check out this map from the Arbor Day Foundation documenting major reforestation efforts across the country since 2013.

They’re our national forests, and they connect us to nature, but now it’s our turn to help replant these natural resources, which have been devastated by fire and disease.

How are your allergies this year? Research shows that the number of allergy sufferers in the United States has grown due...
05/08/2019
POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

How are your allergies this year?

Research shows that the number of allergy sufferers in the United States has grown due to climate change. One in ten Americans struggled with hay fever in 1970, and 3 in 10 did by 2000.

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

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04/30/2019
Health and Climate Solutions

Tomorrow we are launching our Health and Climate Solutions newsletter. Sign up here to get the latest health and climate news, research, and uplifting stories of success delivered to your inbox weekly.

Launching in Summer 2019: Health and Climate Solutions A new, online destination for resources, news, and stories about the health impacts of climate change and how communities across the United States are creating innovative, equitable solutions. In the meantime, follow us on social media and sign....

Climate change is already taking a toll on the largest freshwater source in the United States: the Great Lakes. The good...
04/30/2019
New report warns of dangers to Great Lakes health and economy from climate change

Climate change is already taking a toll on the largest freshwater source in the United States: the Great Lakes.

The good news? These experts are working together to find solutions. The Vulnerability Evaluation and Urban Resilience (SAVEUR) is working to more accurately predict extreme events, such as heat waves, air quality, and flooding and to assess vulnerabilities within neighborhoods most impacted in the Great Lakes Region.

A new report provides an updated and detailed picture for how climate change is affecting this crucial source of freshwater and, therefore, threatening public health, infrastructure, fish and wildlife, and the regional economy. More than a dozen leading scientists and experts — including Northwest...

As the climate changes, the number of bad air days across the United States is increasing. Millions of Americans are at ...
04/29/2019
Climate Change and Health: Air Quality

As the climate changes, the number of bad air days across the United States is increasing. Millions of Americans are at risk for irritated eyes, noses, and lungs, but young children, older adults, people who work or exercise outside, and those with asthma are especially vulnerable.

Do you know how your community is affected by unhealthy air? With this interactive tool from the Natural Resources Defense Council, you can learn more about which parts of the country are most affected by air pollution.

Climate change threatens the air you breathe by fueling smog and ragweed pollen. About 4 in 10 Americans—nearly 127 million—live in areas with both unhealthy smog and ragweed, a new NRDC analysis finds. To avoid making asthma and allergies even...

How can our cities be healthier and more climate friendly? The mayor of Carmel, Indiana, is turning his city into a pede...
04/25/2019
GOP mayor turns city into pedestrian paradise » Yale Climate Connections

How can our cities be healthier and more climate friendly? The mayor of Carmel, Indiana, is turning his city into a pedestrian paradise. The walkable downtown boasts green space, wide sidewalks, and bike paths. #ClimateChange #HealthAndClimate

The walkable downtown boasts green space, wide sidewalks, and bike paths.

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04/24/2019
Health and Climate Solutions

Our website will launch in June 2019. Until then, we invite you to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter at bit.ly/HCSnewsletter, follow us on social media, and engage with us by sharing your news, your tools, and your community’s stories about improving health and addressing climate change in equitable ways. We hope you will also spread the word about this new resource widely and invite other people who--like you--are committed to the proposition that communities can develop equitable health and climate change solutions.

Launching in Summer 2019: Health and Climate Solutions A new, online destination for resources, news, and stories about the health impacts of climate change and how communities across the United States are creating innovative, equitable solutions. In the meantime, follow us on social media and sign....

04/24/2019

Allow us to introduce ourselves. Health and Climate Solutions is a new online destination for resources, news, and stories about the health impacts of climate change and how communities across the United States are creating innovative, equitable solutions. We aim to keep you up to date on the health impacts of climate change, but our primary goal is to illuminate how communities across America are developing innovative ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change that also improve health and advance health equity. We are staffed by a team at the Center for Climate Change Communication and supported through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (although the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation) Our mission is to provide information that will help communities better understand and address their climate and health risks, and their opportunities to develop solutions. Follow us for stories of communities across the United States that are improving health and addressing climate change in equitable ways.

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