Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Environment

Session ID#: 25975

Session Description:
Climate change is a threat to human health and the environment, and its impacts are increasing at a rapid rate. Rising temperatures, increasing drought severity, changing patterns in precipitation, increases in extreme weather events, and rising sea levels are exposing more people to public health risks in the US and globally. This session provides a platform for discussion of research into the relationship between climate change and its effects on human health and the environment. Topics include observed and projected climate change and the exposure pathways through which human health is affected such as poor air and water quality, reductions in food quality and availability, changes in infectious disease, and population displacement. Climate related risks to the environment including water resources, infrastructure vulnerability, and interconnections across sectors that can amplify the impacts of climate change also will be discussed.
Primary Convener:  Jay H Lawrimore, NOAA Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States
Conveners:  Ashok Luhar, CSIRO Oceans and Atmospheres, Aspendale, Australia, Jesse Eugene Bell, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellite North Carolina State, Asheville, NC, United States and Silvia Trini Castelli, CNR Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Bologna, Italy

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0365 Troposphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4322 Health impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael A Palecki, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC, United States
Scott C Sheridan1, Cameron C Lee1, Douglas Pirhalla2 and Varis Ransi2, (1)Kent State University Kent Campus, Kent, OH, United States, (2)National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Kimberley Rain Miner, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States
Pauline Scheelbeek, Frances Bird, Hanna Tuomisto, Rosemary Green and Alan Dangour, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Justin T Schoof, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, United States
Ryan D. Harp1,2 and Kristopher B Karnauskas1,2, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Sarah Giltz1, Juli Trtanj2 and Hunter Jones1, (1)NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA, Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, DC, United States
James A Rising, University of Chicago, Berkeley, IL, United States, Amir Jina, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, Chicago, IL, United States, Tamma Carleton, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Solomon M Hsiang, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Climate Impact Lab
Dongmin Sun, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States and Hina Imtiaz, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Environmental Science, Houston, TX, United States
Ali Ahmadalipour, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States and Hamid Moradkhani, Portland State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland, OR, United States
Hunter Jones, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Joy Shumake, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, United States and Juli Trtanj, NOAA, Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, DC, United States
Joan Ballester1, Xavier Rodó1, Jean-Marie Robine2 and François Richard Herrmann3, (1)Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain, (2)Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Montpellier, France, (3)Geneva University Hospitals, Thônex, Switzerland
Chaopeng Hong1, Qiang Zhang1, Yang Zhang2 and Kebin He3, (1)Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2)North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, NC, United States, (3)School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Jonathan Winter, Fiona L Bowen, Trevor Partridge and Jonathan W Chipman, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Jesse Bell, United States, Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellite North Carolina State, Asheville, NC, United States, Kenneth Kunkel, CICS-NC/NCDC, Asheville, NC, United States, Stephanie Herring, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Heidi M Cullen, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ, United States
Yukari Hori, Vincent Y.S. Cheng and William A. Gough, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Michelle Hummel1, Matthew Berry2 and Mark T Stacey1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Argonne National Laboratory, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Lemont, IL, United States
Namita Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, Trupti Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Mumbai, India and Rangan Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Department of Energy Science & Engineering, Mumbai, India
Morgan Gorris1, Forrest M. Hoffman2, Charles S Zender3, Kathleen K Treseder1 and James Tremper Randerson3, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Univ California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States