- USGCRP is conducting an assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States, as part of the sustained National Climate Assessment. The draft assessment report is available for public review and comment until June 8, 2015.
Key Messages About Health from the National Climate Assessment
Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including impacts from increased
Climate change will, absent other changes, amplify some of the existing health threats the Nation now faces. Certain people and communities are especially vulnerable, including children, the elderly, the sick, the poor, and some communities of color.
Public health actions, especially
Responding to climate change provides opportunities to improve human health and well-being across many sectors, including energy, agriculture, and transportation. Many of these strategies offer a variety of benefits, protecting people while combating climate change and providing other societal benefits.
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