Global Climate Change Impacts In The Us – This booklet highlights key findings from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a state-of-the-art report on the observed and projected effects of climate change on our nation and people. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language that aims to better inform public and private decision-making at all levels. The report draws from a large body of scientific information, including a collection of 21 synthesis and assessment products from the US Global Change Research Program, assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and many more. It also includes new information… continued below
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This booklet highlights key findings from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a state-of-the-art report on the observed and projected effects of climate change on our nation and people. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language that aims to better inform public and private decision-making at all levels. The report draws from a large body of scientific information, including a collection of 21 synthesis and assessment products from the US Global Change Research Program, assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and many more. It also includes new information that has been published since these estimates were published. While the main focus of the report is on the effects of climate change in the United States, it also discusses some of the actions that society is already taking or can take to respond to the climate challenge. These include limiting climate change, for example by reducing emissions of heat-containing gases or increasing their removal from the atmosphere. The importance of our current choices about thermal emissions is highlighted by comparing the impacts of higher and lower emissions scenarios. Emissions choices made now will have far-reaching consequences for climate change impacts, and lower emissions will reduce the magnitude and speed of climate change impacts. The report also identifies examples of options for coping with or adapting to the effects of climate change and/or other environmental issues. An example of an adaptation is included in this booklet. Overall, there is currently insufficient information to assess the effectiveness, costs, and benefits of potential adaptation actions. This booklet includes a brief overview of the report’s 10 key findings, using examples from the report to illustrate each finding. References to materials in this booklet, including figures, can be found in the full report.
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Carl, Thomas R. Melillo, Jerry M. Peterson, Thomas S. and Hassol, Susan Joy. Impact of global climate change on the United States. highlights, book, June 2009; New York, USA. (https:///ark:/67531/metadc11959/: accessed 5 November 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Library, https://; Climate change is a fundamental threat to human health. It affects all aspects of the physical environment as well as natural and human systems, including social and economic conditions and the functioning of health systems. It is therefore a threat multiplier that undermines and potentially reverses decades of healthcare progress. As the climate changes, we are seeing more frequent and intensified weather and climate events, including hurricanes, extreme heat, floods, droughts, and wildfires. These weather and climate hazards directly and indirectly affect health by increasing the risk of mortality, non-communicable diseases, the emergence and spread of communicable diseases and health emergencies.
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Climate change also affects our health workforce and infrastructure, reducing the capacity to provide universal health coverage (UHC). More fundamentally, climate shocks and increasing stressors, such as changing temperature and precipitation patterns, drought, floods, and sea-level rise, are worsening the environmental and social determinants of physical and mental health. Climate change affects all aspects of health, from clean air, water and land to food systems and livelihoods. Further delay in addressing climate change will increase health risks, undermine decades of improvements in global health, and run counter to our collective commitment to ensuring the human right to health for all.
In its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that climate risks are emerging faster and will become earlier than expected, and adaptation to global warming will be more difficult.
It also shows that 3.6 billion people already live in areas highly vulnerable to climate change. Despite contributing the least to global emissions, low-income countries and small island developing countries (SIDS) bear the heaviest health impacts. In vulnerable regions, the death rate from extreme weather events over the past decade has been 15 times higher than in less vulnerable regions.
Climate change affects health in a number of ways, including leading to death and disease from increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as heat, storms and floods, disruption of food systems, and increases in zoonoses and food, water and vectors. – communicable diseases and mental health problems; Furthermore, climate change undermines the social determinants of good health, such as livelihoods, equity and access to health and social support structures. These climate-sensitive health risks are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including women, children, ethnic minorities, poor communities, migrants or displaced persons, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.
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Figure: Overview of climate-sensitive health risks, pathways and vulnerability factors. Climate change affects health both directly and indirectly, and is strongly mediated by environmental, social and public health determinants.
Although it is clear that climate change affects human health, it is difficult to accurately assess the scale and impacts of many climate-sensitive health risks. However, scientific progress is gradually allowing us to attribute increased morbidity and mortality to global warming and to more accurately determine the risks and scale of these health threats.
Data shows that 2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 600 million suffer from foodborne diseases, with children under 5 accounting for 30% of foodborne deaths. Climatic stresses increase the risks of waterborne and foodborne diseases. In 2020, 770 million people faced hunger, mostly in Africa and Asia. Climate change affects the availability, quality and diversity of food, exacerbating food and nutrition crises.
Changes in temperature and precipitation favor the spread of vector-borne diseases. Without preventive action, deaths from such diseases, currently more than 700,000 per year, may increase. Climate change causes both immediate mental health problems, such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress, as well as long-term disruptions due to factors such as displacement and disrupted social cohesion.
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Recent research attributes 37% of heat deaths to human-caused climate change. Over two decades, heat-related deaths among people over 65 have increased by 70%. In 2020, 98 million more experienced food insecurity compared to the 1981-2010 average. It conservatively predicts 250,000 additional deaths per year by the 2030s due to the effects of climate change on diseases such as malaria and coastal flooding. However, modeling challenges remain, particularly for risks such as drought and migratory pressures.
The climate crisis threatens to undo the last 50 years of progress in development, global health and poverty reduction, as well as widen existing health disparities between and within populations. It seriously threatens the realization of UHC in a number of ways, including compounding the existing burden of disease and exacerbating existing barriers to accessing health services, often when they are most needed. More than 930 million people, about 12% of the world’s population, spend at least 10% of their household budget on health care. Because the poorest people are largely uninsured, health shocks and stresses already push nearly 100 million people into poverty each year, and the effects of climate change are exacerbating this trend.
In the short- and medium-term, the health impacts of climate change will be determined primarily by the vulnerability of populations, the degree and pace of their resilience and adaptation to current rates of climate change. In the long term, impacts will increasingly depend on the extent to which conversion actions are taken now to reduce emissions and avoid breaching dangerous temperature thresholds and potentially irreversible tipping points.
While no one is immune to these dangers, people believe that the health impacts of the climate crisis are those who contribute the least to its causes and are least able to protect themselves and their families from it; low income people. and disadvantaged countries and communities.
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Addressing the health burden of climate change underscores the imperative of equity. Those most responsible for emissions should bear the highest costs of mitigation and adaptation, with an emphasis on health equity and vulnerable groups.