Linking climate and health
There is clear evidence that climate change is already impacting millions of people due to heat, floods, fires, drought, vector-borne illnesses, allergies which escalate respiratory illness, rising sea levels and food insecurity.
UDERSTANDING THE FAR-REACHING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE ON HEALTH
The details about human health threats from climate change are detailed in The Critical Decade: Climate change and health (Climate Commission, Australia, 2011).
A video about ‘How Climate Affect Affects Community Health’ is available here – https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/videos.html
This video from the Global Climate and Health Alliance talks about both the risks to human health and co-benefits if we act fast.
Another quality short video explaining the top health impacts of climate is from NRDC (The Natural Resources Defense Council) (published 2017).
This 4 minute video is from New Zealand’s Royal Society, featuring Professor Alistair Woodward, epidemiologist and biostatistician, of the University of Auckland. He talks about food-borne illnesses, respiratory problems
Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities (2015) is a key publication from the Australia Academy of Sciences.