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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3

By Tim Kelly
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Each week, Climate for Health shares the past week’s most interesting and useful climate stories. Check in to learn about major developments in climate and health, new findings in climate research, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.

Impacts

2017 Report of the Lancet Countdown: "Responding to climate change yields immediate & tangible benefits" 

The 2017 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change The Lancet

Climate Science Special Report of the fourth National Climate Assessment affirms human impacts on climate

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause by Christopher Joyce, NPR

'Browning' caused by climate change may reduce UV rays' ability to disinfect bodies of water, resulting in more disease

Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease by Mary Elizabeth Dallas, U.S. News and World Report

Perspectives

Renowned psychiatrist Robert Lifton notes how human perceptions on climate change are changing and finds reason for hope

Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In by Diane Toomey, Yale Environment 360

Climate change is the theme of this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association during 2017's Year of Climate Change and Health

Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017 by Maureen Salamon, Medscape

Solutions

Trump administration moves to undo Obama-era Clean Power Plan even while acknowleding its benefits

Even Trump’s EPA says Obama’s climate plan would save thousands of lives each year by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

The Natural History Museum of Utah uses creative new exhibit to engage public on climate change 

The Natural History Museum of Utah tackles climate change head-on with new exhibit — complete with flying goats by 
Emma Penrod, The Salt Lake Tribue

Get to know Climate Champion Melissa Ibarra!  Read on to learn how Melissa's personal story influenced her desire to address health equity and how she uses mapping to help vulnerable populations face climate change

Get to Know a Climate Champion: Melissa Ibarra by Tim Kelly, Climate for Health

Resources

Our Let’s Lead on Climate guide is out!  Success stories & best practices from local leaders

Let's Lead on Climate by ecoAmerica

New video created by ecoAmerica and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments highlights nurses' role on climate and health 

“Nurses Caring for Climate and Health”: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, in Partnership with Climate for Health, Releases New Video by Climate for Health and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments