CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9-JULY 15

By path2positive

Every Monday, 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

Three new analyses assess the disparate impacts of climate change among the most vulnerable in society, on local agriculture and crop yields in arid regions of the United States, and on the heightened impacts of exposure to both smog and ragweed pollen for millions of Americans.

"Climate change and inequality", The Economist

"Study: Climate Change To Deplete Water Supply For Arizona Cotton Farmers" by Casey Kuhn, KJZZ

"Four Out of 10 Americans Live in “Double Whammy” Climate Hot Spots Where Smog and Ragweed Threaten Health", Natural Resources Defense Council

Communications

When a New York magazine article on the worst-case climate scenario was published this week, experts refuted its doomsday messaging.

"Scientists challenge magazine story about uninhabitable Earth" by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

Advocacy

Climate advocacy continues to take root as a silver lining to Trump's climate denialism.

"Climate Change Activists Flood Capitol to Lobby Lawmakers" by Griffin Connolly, Roll Call

Solutions

Failure to address climate change in infrastructure planning now will have dramatic consequences for public health and safety later.  Fortunately, cities, states, and local communities are leading the way in the absence of action by the federal government.

"Making Infrastructure Great Again Means Acknowledging Climate Change" by Gary Yohe, Huffington Post

"As Feds Move Away From Climate Change, Maine and New England Consider Stronger CO2 Caps" by Fred Bever, Maine Public

"American Climate Perspectives: 8 out of 10 Americans Agree: Local Communities Should Lead on Climate Solutions", ecoAmerica

"Positive Cities" Can Improve the Planet as Well as People's Lives" by William McDonough, Scientific American

"US may still meet Paris accord targets, UN chief says" by Mythili Sampathkumar, Independent

 

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