Climate Change

Emergency Response and Climate Change

Emergency Response and Climate Change

Climate Change creates a need for preparedness and an understanding of emergency response, because in a warming climate, disaster strikes more often. With wild fires, rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patters on the rise, it is essential to have environmental health professionals equipped with the best information to work within these unprecedented conditions. Check out NEHA's course offerings to learn more about how you can be prepared. 

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Food Security, Food Safety and Climate Change

Food Security, Food Safety and Climate Change

Climate Change has a direct impact on food safety and security. NEHA offers a variety of courses and trainings to help ensure people are ready to deal with food crises related to food safety. Additionally, the Journal of Environmental Health has a number of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the state of food safety and climate

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Built Environment and Climate Change

Climate Change and Built Environment

Built environment is the infrastructure of cities and towns that includes transportation, roadways, buildings, and land-use. Built environment design and development can help mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve environment and public health. The more resilient the built environment, the less impact from climate change.

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Clean Air, Environment and Climate Change

Climate Change and Clean Air and Environment

Climate change affects the air we breathe and the environment around us. It is most noticeable with air pollution—soot, smog, and toxic pollutants and includes carbon pollution, as well as methane and hydrofluorocarbons.

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Economics of Climate Change

Climate Change and Economics

The impacts of climate change include the economy. If it is not addressed, then the cost is great—not just the financial cost, but also the environmental and social costs. Investing in sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient infrastructure will save money, preserve the environment, and provide for healthy communities.

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Tracking, Technology, Data and Climate Change

Tracking, Technology, Data and Climate Change

Health tracking, technology and data play a huge role in curbing the effects of climate change. By providing resources to local health departments on the current state of climate change in any given region, environmental health professionals can move forward with the best techniques to continue fighting climate change. NEHA offers a number of courses on how to better use technology to help the environmental health profession.

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Climate and Health

Climate Change and Environmental/Public Health

Climate change impacts health and is a significant threat. According to the Lancet Commission, “climate change could be the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” The health effects from climate change will affect most populations especially those most vulnerable: children, elderly, those with chronic health issues, and those living in poverty. 

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