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.
With 44% of residents of Puerto Rico living beneath the poverty line, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria highlights the island territory's long-standing environmental justice concerns
‘People Are Dying’: Puerto Rico Faces Daunting Humanitarian Crisis by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
Puerto Rico has already seen significant outmigration over the past decade, as college graduates seek better opportunities in mainland U.S. cities. Hurricane Maria is projected to increase that migration.
Puerto Ricans could be newest U.S. 'climate refugees' by Daniel Cusick and Adam Aton, E&E News
A common factor during this year's intense storm season: as temperatures have risen so have rainfall totals
U.S. citizens are beginning to come into agreement on the impacts of climate change for extreme weather
Majority of Americans now say climate change makes hurricanes more intense by Emily Guskin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
Millennials concerned about a future with climate change are making a difference through their consumer choices
Breaking: Millennials Think About Climate Change Differently Than Anyone Else by Emma Loewe, Mind Body Green
The U.S. House of Representatives Climate Solutions Caucus continues to bring a bipartisan voice to climate solutions
Climate Solutions Caucus Welcomes Six New Members; Membership Grows to 58 by Joanna Rodriguez, Press Release, Office of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Capturing evaporation may provide a brand new technology for renewable energy solutions
Evaporation could power most of the U.S. — study by Christa Marshall, E&E News
While there is no guarantee a peak in global carbon emissions has been reached, recent standstills in annual levels provide hope
Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope by Damian Carrington, The Guardian
The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, an international forum for health professions schools committed to developing and instituting climate change and health curricula, now represents 125 schools and nearly 90,000 students
More than 100 schools sign on to teach health risks of climate change by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, EurekAlert!
This month's Climate Champion is Aubree Thelen, a public health policy professional based in Louisiana. In this week's blog, Aubree discusses preparedness and the importance of community in withstanding climate impacts.
Get to Know a Climate Champion: Aubree Thelen by Tim Kelly, Climate for Health, ecoAmerica