Monday, June 20, 2016

U.S. researchers: climate change is a significant threat to the human health


New report The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, published by U.S. Global Change Research Program, examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future. Climate change endangers people's by affecting food and water sources, the air we breathe, the weather we experience, and our interactions with the built and natural environments.
Almost all of these threats are expected to worsen with continued climate change. While everybody is at risk, some populations are disproportionately vulnerable, including those with low income, indigenous peoples, children and pregnant women, older adults, vulnerable occupational groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with preexisting or chronic medical conditions. Read more at https://health2016.globalchange.gov/