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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-SEPTEMBER 22

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

American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD and others discuss the effects of extreme heat on the human body.

Human frontiers: How much heat can the body and mind take? by Zoe Tabary, Reuters

Though progress is being made and new laws are on the books, the country's farmworkers continue to suffer from heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and heat-related death.

How heat kills farmworkers:And what’s being done about it by Ingfei Chen, Food and Environment Reporting Network

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference and Exhibition: From ragweed to sea-level rise to Zika virus, climate change is impacting the health of children.

Action Needed on ‘Climate Crisis’ to Protect Children’s Health by Melissa Jenco, AAP News

Public Health researchers are increasingly looking at the connections between reproductive health and climate change.

Climate Change and Women’s Health: New Studies Find Overlooked Links by Antony Martel, New Security Beat

Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, endorses a price on carbon, breaking with Republican establishment.

Republican Senator Endorses 'Price on Carbon' to Fight Climate Change by Justin Worland, Time

Solutions

Climate Week 2017 in New York City and ecoAmerica's upcoming American Climate Leadership Summit show the time is never more appropriate for cross-sector collaboration on climate solutions.

Sustainability City: Climate Week Engages Stakeholders Across Borders by ecoAmerica

Climate Week NYC and ecoAmerica's American Climate Leadership Summit: Cross-sector Collaboration on Climate Solutions by Tim Kelly, Climate for Health

Communications

In a recent guest blog for the American Public Health Association's Public Health Newswire, Climate for Health Program Director Leyla McCurdy discusses the health impacts of extreme weather and the importance of preparedness and communication to lessen and prevent future impacts.

Preparing for extreme weather to come by Leyla McCurdy, Climate for Health