Climate Health

About Climate Health

Burning fossil fuels is warming the atmosphere and changing the global climate. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, & rising sea levels lead to a myriad of health threats. Injury, disease & are major risks of extreme weather events, which are becoming ever more frequent and severe, especially:

The long term effects of these changes to the global climate system mean increasing:

Climate Health in Iowa

Iowa is experiencing climate change. In the last two decades Iowa has had increased frequency and severity of droughts, floods and heat waves. On our current track of climate change, these trends are only predicted to worsen:

These trends will have grave consequences for the health of Iowans: