Draft Climate & Health Assessment Available for Public Review
Public comments are now being solicited for the draft version of The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. This draft assessment report was developed by USGCRP’s Interagency Group on Climate Change and Human Health as part of the sustained National Climate Assessment and as called for under the President’s Climate Action Plan.
Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways. The draft report synthesizes the available scientific literature to assess observed and projected impacts of climate change on human health in the United States, with a particular focus on where impacts can be quantified. Once finalized, the assessment is intended to inform public health officials, urban planners, and others who are interested in better understanding the health hazards presented by climate change.
More information about the assessment, access to the draft, and instructions for submitting comments are available at http://www.globalchange.gov/health-assessment. All comments must be submitted by 12:00pm ET on Monday, June 8, 2015. Publication of the final assessment report is expected in spring 2016.