Climate change and health
Climate change presents a growing threat to human health, as confirmed by the newly released global scientific report from The Lancet.
What does this mean for the American people? A new toolkit from Climate Central breaks down the climate-related health threats faced in different parts of the country.
Climate-related health risks are not equally shared. Children, the elderly, low-income communities, and some communities of color face a greater share of risks.
The national response to climate change could have major benefits for health and equity.