Over the past 60 years, the world has seen gradual and hard-won progress in reducing child mortality and improving the lives of opportunities of children. Some of this is attributable to medical science, much of it to simple but effective public health measures. Even though 24,000 children continue to die each day from preventable causes, this represents a dramatic improvement, and progress continues to be made. Climate change threatens to undo all of this progress, and wipe out the gains of decades. The threat of rising sea levels, the potential loss of productive farmland and the potential threat to water supplies are all profound concerns, and threaten the well-being of children and communities around the world. This book examines the connection between climate action and the future of childrens' health.
The United States Government Accountability Office reviewed how the government is increasing efforts to prepare for the potential public health problems that could arise from climate change. This report looks at 3 areas of government efforts: promoting understanding about the health risks and challenges posed by climate change, the resources used to address these risks, and the challenges faced by public health systems and how they can be addressed.
This journal contains articles that look at all aspects of climate change and it's effects. It sets the scale for everything that is happening to the environment globally, and what that means for the population.
This organization is works on addressing the problems caused by climate change, while also looking to ensure that there are healthy communities that have access to the resources they need throughout the US and the world.
This CDC website provides an overview of how climate change can affect health, as well as addresses specific areas: air pollution, allergens, disease carried by vectors, food and waterborne diarrheal disease, food security, mental health and stress-related disorders, floods, extreme temperatures, and wildfires.
Looks at the health impacts of climate change to human health covering a broad range of topics. Also, it includes topics on how climate affects children's health and initiatives in environmental science that affect health.
AN organization that aims to provide sustainable solutions for healthcare. Solutions involve the use of energy and water, as well as eliminating harmful chemicals, making sustainable facilities, use of energy, and the sustainable procurement of supplies.
Provides an overview of how climate change affects human health, covering the topics of: climate change and human health, temperature-related death and illness, air quality impacts, extreme events, vector-borne diseases, water-related illness, food safety, nutrition, and distribution, mental health and well-being, and populations of concern.