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.
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 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).
PostedMar 5, 2013
Adaptation, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health
Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change , according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C).
PostedSep 27, 2010
Human Health, Extreme Events, Adaptation
A new document is available: When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions A Guide for Public Health Professionals.