CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20-AUGUST 26

By path2positive

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

Climate change's human connections have always made the issue most compelling.  New evidence is making it even more so.

Climate Change’s Health Impacts Have a Growing Stockpile of Evidence by Amy Westervelt, Climate Liability News

A new study shows pathogens are already spreading as a result of climate change.  And the risks are only increasing.

These Infections Are Likely to Get Worse as the Climate Changes by Cynthia Wallentine, Invisiverse

Politics

The Trump administration disbands federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.

The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change by Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

Local Solutions

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales calls on all municipal facilities to be powered with renewable energy by 2025.

Mayor sets sights on 100 percent clean energy future by Tripp Stelnicki, Santa Fe New Mexican

Juneau, Alaska, on the front lines of climate change, passes climate resolution.

Assembly passes climate change resolution, but no specific mention of Paris Accord by Alex McCarthy, JuneauEmpire.com

Ohio is a national leader in distributed wind energy and it's total capacity is only growing.

Ohio ranked in Top 10 for distributed wind energy by Chad Felton, The News-Herald

Sustainability

Trees not only reduce energy consumption, pollution levels, energy consumption, and generally make cities more livable, but they have significant economic impacts as well.

Trees Can Save A City $500 Million Every Year by Katharine Schwab, Co.Design

Farmers in New England are seeing the co-benefits of harvesting solar energy.

For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest by Patrick Skahill, NPR

Health Professionals

Latino populations experience disproportionate health impacts from climate change.  Hispanic physicians are making a difference.

Hispanic physicians address the health effects of global warming by Eileen Mignoni, Yale Climate Connections

U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contributors Gary W. Yohe, Ph.D., professor of economics and environmental studies at Wesleyan University, and Kristie L. Ebi, Ph.D., professor of global health and environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington, encourage the health professional voice in climate change advocacy.

Doctors must respond to changes in the politics of climate change by Gary Yohe and Kristie Ebi, STAT

 

 

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