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Climate Change Health

Extreme El Niño Events May Help Spread Diseases

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

Dangerous diseases could possibly be riding the ocean currents from country to country thanks to El Niño, and some scientists think it may be happeni...

We Can Expect More Outbreaks Like Zika As The Climate Changes

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.12.2017 | Science

The factors leading to the current Zika outbreak won't be clear for some time, but environmental health experts say there's a good chance such infecti...

How Climate Change May Undermine A Half-Century Of Health Advances

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

The loss of natural habitats and biodiversity often take center stage in reports about climate change, but a major new study highlights the direct eff...

Kate Sheppard

Surgeon General: Climate Change Is A 'Serious, Immediate And Global Threat To Human Health' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Tuesday that climate change presents a "serious, immediate and global threat to human health," calling...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Admin Builds Economic Case For Action On Climate Change, As House Preps To Block It | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making another big push on climate change this week, marking the two-year anniversary of the release of the ...

Under The Weather? Consider The Climate

Posted 07.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Global warming often seems distant and abstract, especially things like shrinking sea ice. But a tur...

Allergies From Pollen Projected To Intensify With Climate Change

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Spring and summer allergy sufferers might already have noticed a slight increase in days...

Past Time to Stop Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

What do greenhouse gases have to do with our children's health? Lots, it turns out. None of it good. Parents have to make our voices heard. No one cares more about our children. Let Congress know that we want strong regulation of greenhouse gas pollution.

Global Warming = Global Health Threat

Neil Wagner | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Neil Wagner

According to Mark Hertsgaard, author of Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, The Lancet, the 188-year-old medical journal (widely consid...

The Biggest Global Health Threat of the 21st Century

Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H.

To get your head around the biggest health threat of all, you might have to change how you think about health entirely. That's because the biggest threat of all, in the view of this blue-ribbon panel, was climate change.

The Link Between The Environment And Our Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The realization that the pesticide-laced foods we eat, the smokestack-befouled air we breathe and the petrochemical-based products we use negatively a...

Climate Change Endangers Public Health in the United States

Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cecil B. Wilson, M.D.

The urgency for climate change solutions is rapidly increasing and leading medical and public health groups across the country agree: climate change is hazardous to our health.

Can Global Warming Give You Kidney Stones? How Will Insurance Companies Deal With Rising Temperatures?

Mother Jones | — Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's true that there are many unanswered questions about exactly how rising temperatures will affect human health. But there's mounting evidence that ...

How Climate Change Hurts Your Health | Bryan Walsh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The first step to making that case is understanding exactly what warmer temperatures will do to us and our diseases -- and few scientists know more ab...