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Common Book Program: Rising

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush

Video-Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health

“Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.

In the U.S., public health can be affected by disruptions of physical, biological, and ecological systems, including disturbances originating here and elsewhere. The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health.”

Climate Change Impact on Health

Climate Change and Health Resources

Air Pollution

Allergens and Pollen

Diseases Carried by Vectors

Food and Waterborne Diarrheal Disease

Food Security

Mental Health and Stress Related Disorders


Extreme Temperatures