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Climate Change Reshaped Earth With Extreme Weather This Year

By Seth Borenstein Photo: David J. Phillip, AP

Fires raged. Rivers flooded. Ice melted. Droughts baked. Storms brewed. Temperatures soared. And people died.


PCPs face mounting responsibility to address health effects of climate change

By Maria Marabito

Human influence has had an unequivocal impact on Earth’s climate, causing significant changes that threaten people’s security and physical and mental health, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


CT experts say climate change is the greatest threat to public health

By Nicole Leonard Photo: Jan Ellen Spiegel

It was 10 years ago, but when Lori Mathieu thinks about extreme weather events, she remembers Hurricane Irene.


Viewing climate change as a human health problem

By Alvin Powell Photo: AP File Photo

The medical journal The Lancet released its annual “Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change” and a companion brief focused on conditions in the United States. The brief urges action to curb global-warming emissions, arguing that the health impacts of a shifting climate are already being seen in the U.S. and rapidly growing severe.


Climate change is bad for your health. And plans to boost economies may make it worse

By Nathan Rott Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

It may seem obvious: Heat kills. Wildfires burn. Flooding drowns. But the sprawling health effects of a rapidly warming world can also be subtle. Heat sparks violence and disrupts sleep. Wildfire smoke can trigger respiratory events thousands of miles away. Flooding can increase rates of suicide and mental health problems. Warmer winters expand the range of disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks.


Climate Change is World’s Most Pressing Health Problem: WHO

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster

Climate change is the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” and governments must “act with urgency” to tackle the crisis, a World Health Organization (WHO) special report warns.


What no one is talking about in the wake of hurricanes and oil spills

By Brandon Tensley

Often, the damage that extreme weather or an environmental disaster inflicts on communities works as a one-two punch. The first punch: the actual event — an oil spill, a hurricane, a winter storm, the lethal heat that scorched parts of the US as recently as a couple weeks ago. The second punch: the trauma that can persist long after the event is no more.


A Dose of Reality: How Climate Change Affects Our Kids, Straight from a Pediatrician

By Dr. Susan E. Pacheco

Dr. Susan Pacheco is a pediatrician and Climate Reality Leader – and she’s made it her life’s work to raise awareness about the impact climate change has on public health, especially the health of children.