Climate touches everything. Talk Climate resource pages are designed to support justice-based climate education, to provide guidance for productive and empowering climate conversations, and to offer ways to take climate action.
1 in 5 deaths worldwide are attributed to air pollution from burning fossil fuels. The healthcare sector is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions and 9% of non-greenhouse gas pollutants in the United States. With rising healthcare related emissions and awareness of the health impacts of climate change, healthcare providers are taking action for the health and safety of patients and communities.
Politeness no longer makes sense and inaction is now negligent. Children are rising up to protect the future. We must now take direct action with them. ~ Dr. Bing Jones, retired haematologist
One Planet, One Health (2019)
Booklets to Download
The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 States (Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange, 2019)
Heatwave Guides for Cities (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Federation Crescent Societies, 2019)
Conveying the Human Implications of Climate Change (George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 2016)
Climate Action & Healthcare Articles
How Standing Rock changed the course of a doctor's life (Yes! Solutions Journalism, 2021)
Health benefits of Paris Agreement could save millions of lives by 2040 (Carbon Brief, 2021)
Climate Change and Children's Health (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Climate Change and Children's Health (C-CHANGE; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Public Health Articles
The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Code Red for a Healthy Future (The Lancet, 2021)
Older Adults Articles