A teaching module to learn about the impacts of climate change on human health, and to discuss climate adaptation and mitigation measures that would reduce these health-related risks.
Students will apply systems thinking to learn about the changing climatic conditions on Earth; the effects of a changing climate on organisms and ecosystems, and the consequent impacts on the distribution and spread of climate-sensitive diseases. They will also discuss climate mitigation measures and climate adaptation actions that would benefit human health.
The topics in the module are Temperature-related Death and Illness; Air Quality Impacts; Extreme Events; Vector-Borne Diseases; Water-Related Illness; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Distribution; and Mental Health and Well-Being.
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|Climate Change |A Human Health Perspective. A Student Exploration of the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States
|Environmental Science, Social Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Human Health, Disease, Disasters and Hazards, Vector-Borne Diseases, Water-Related Illness, Food Safety, Mental Health and Well-Being
|Climate and the Biosphere; Climate and Health; Climate and the Anthroposphere; Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance
|Type of tool
|North America, USA
|Dana Brown Haine and Stefani Dawn
|National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences