Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

A Scientific Assessment

About The Book

As global climate change proliferates, so too do the health risks associated with the changing world around us. Called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan and put together by experts from eight different Federal agencies, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health: A Scientific Assessment is a comprehensive report on these evolving health risks, including:

  • Temperature-related death and illness

  • Air quality deterioration

  • Impacts of extreme events on human health

  • Vector-borne diseases

  • Climate impacts on water-related Illness

  • Food safety, nutrition, and distribution

  • Mental health and well-being

  • This report summarizes scientific data in a concise and accessible fashion for the general public, providing executive summaries, key takeaways, and full-color diagrams and charts. Learn what health risks face you and your family as a result of global climate change and start preparing now with The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

    About The Author

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to "assist the Nation and the world the understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change."