On Tuesday, November 18, USGCRP's Interagency Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health (CCHHG) will host a Town Hall at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The Town Hall is intended to gather input from public health researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders on a broad range of
PostedNov 3, 2014
On Friday, Federal agencies released their annual plans for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change . Agencies cited climate impacts like rising sea levels, increased storm intensity, and more extreme temperatures as threats to Federal facilities, operations, and resources.
PostedJun 25, 2014
Physical Climate, Observations, Human Health, Extreme Events
Both NASA and NOAA have ranked May 2014 as the planet’s hottest May since records began in 1880. UPDATE: Since this article was published, June 2014, August 2014, September 2014, and October 2014 have also set records for monthly average temperatures.
PostedMay 29, 2014
Oceans, Physical Climate, Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Education, Indicators, Human Health
A new EPA report presents a set of 30 indicators that track the causes and effects of climate change . Written for general audiences, the report aims to help readers understand long-term climate-related trends observed across the atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, ecosystems, and public health.
PostedMay 16, 2014
International, Carbon Cycle, Agriculture & Food, Human Health, Adaptation
A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
PostedOct 29, 2013
Scenarios, Coasts, Cities & Infrastructure, Extreme Events, Adaptation
Recognizing that large storms are expected to grow more frequent and more severe as a result of climate change , the Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region -- and all of America -- more resilient. This goal is a guiding principle of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
PostedApr 23, 2013
A new analysis recently published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, looks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research portfolio on climate change and human health.
PostedApr 4, 2013
Adaptation, Extreme Events, Human Health
Many public health impacts have been predicted for climate change , but there has been relatively little exploration of ways to minimize the risks and develop long-term adaptation strategies, according to a recent article published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).
PostedApr 4, 2013
Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPHW). Since 1995, communities across the United States have designated the first week of April as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
PostedMar 29, 2013
For the first time, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally brought together their grantees working on climate change and human health, to share their research findings and discuss practical strategies for implementing this knowledge.