People in the United States are already experiencing the health impacts of climate change. Limiting warming to 1.5˚C is critical to prevent against the worst health threats posed by climate change. To do this requires national leadership pushing for bold and ambitious climate action that puts us on a path to a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable future. The Climate Crisis Action Plan released today provides a blueprint for action to achieve economic growth and environmental justice, protect human health, and reduce the threat of climate change.Katie Hufflins:Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ Executive Director,
Just a reminder that yes indeed, climate change IS making what used to be entirely natural disasters worse; and anyone who says otherwise either doesn’t know what they are talking about or is deliberately misrepresenting the science. https://t.co/HlWJIm4PjN
— Prof. Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) June 30, 2020
New data show that current FEMA flood maps may be widely underestimating flood risk across the country, calling federal guidance on purchasing flood insurance into question: https://t.co/2X3CWrbCEr via @nytimes pic.twitter.com/y61QthkJ0v
— Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (@YaleClimateComm) July 4, 2020
Deforestation helps deadly viruses spread
"More than half of the world’s tropical #deforestation is driven by four commodities: beef, soy, palm oil and wood products. They replace mature, biodiverse #tropicalforests with mono-crop fields and pastures."https://t.co/poMktviONr
— Professor Peter Strachan (@ProfStrachan) July 4, 2020
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The 9-week series, hosted by Laura Lynch, launches July 5 across Canada
It’s life and death. It’s an existential crisis. It crosses international borders and will test all of us eventually in one way or another.
This is not an article about the pandemic. It is about climate change and a first for the CBC — a new radio program dedicated entirely to investigating climate change: its impacts and potential solutions.
What on Earth launches this Sunday, July 5. Every week, it will give listeners the opportunity to learn something surprising about the climate crisis.
Some scientists argue that climate change has made a pandemic more likely as habitats change, animals move and pathogens jump to new hosts — including humans.
“There are reasons to fear we will leap from the COVID frying pan into the climate fire,” said Cameron Hepburn, one of the authors of a new U.K. study urging governments to use post-pandemic stimulus spending on projects that will push countries closer to a low-carbon future. Hepburn will also be a guest on the first episode of What on Earth.