The United Nations, Climate Change, Environmental Health, and You

By Jennifer Giordano

ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “The United Nations, Climate Change, Environmental Health, and You” by Nicole Hill, MPH, and Bob Perkowitz is now available in the October 2022 issue.

The leading authority globally on climate change is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) within the United Nations. Every 5 years, the panel releases an extensive 3-part assessment on climate change that explores the science, the impacts, and the solutions. In February 2022, IPCC released findings from Working Group II as part of its Sixth Assessment Report. The Working Group II report—3,675 pages long itself—focused on climate change impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities. So, what do these findings mean for environmental health and you?

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