The impacts of climate change on human health are well-documented, including the magnified impacts on the most vulnerable people and communities that have historically been and continue to be marginalized by society. Climate change impacts air quality, access to safe food and water, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events including wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and droughts, exacerbating many health conditions such as respiratory disease and cancers.
Mitigating these effects starts with promoting information access and a critical understanding of the impacts on vulnerable populations, including older populations, children, low-income populations, ethnic minorities, and patients with chronic conditions.
Addressing the complex challenges of climate change requires a collaborative, compassionate and scientifically excellent — a humanistic — approach.
Following are websites, toolkits, and articles that highlight the intersection between climate change and health, with a particular emphasis on raising awareness of the health impact on marginalized populations and actions that can be taken to mitigate adverse events and promote health equity.
Do you know of a resource that addresses climate change and health equity, that can be shared with the Gold community? Please share a resource here.