“Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) makes that statement in an October 2021 report that comes as increasingly frequent extreme weather events and other climate impacts threaten our lives and our health. And while no one is safe from climate-related health hazards, these risks disproportionately affect the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
This toolkit, along with the recorded webinar Climate Solutions are Health Solutions (March 2021), explain how weather and climate change affect human health today, how that could change in the future, and what we can do to reduce climate-related health risks.
Climate Central has resources on multiple health impacts of climate change, including locality-specific data and background information. We also help identify specific vulnerable populations and groups that are at increased danger from various weather- and climate-related physical and mental health risks.
Guides and Reports
Health and Climate Change Survey Report (WHO, 2019)