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Climate & Health
Climate & Health
Climate change in Vermont is resulting in hotter summers, shorter winters, and more frequent storms. These trends are expected to continue in the future. The devastation from Tropical Storm Irene, the increasing occurrence of Lyme disease, and more frequent cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms are just a few examples of how climate change can impact Vermonters’ health. While everyone’s health is affected by climate change, certain people and places are more vulnerable than others.
Taking action to minimize the impacts of climate change can improve the health of Vermonters today and in the future.
What do I need to know about climate change and health?
|Climate and Health Profile Report||This report is an in-depth review of how climate change may affect public health in Vermont. It has a summary of climate change in Vermont including projected changes in the future, an overview of climate-related health concerns—heat-related illness, mosquito
|Climate Change and Health in Vermont White Paper||This white paper provides a summary of current and expected impacts of climate change on health in Vermont along with
|Climate Change and Your Health||This is a two-page summary of the ways that climate change can affect Vermonters' health.|
|Heat Impacts on Health in Vermont||This document details the association of summer temperatures with heat-related illness and mortality in Vermont.|
|Vermont Heat Vulnerability Index||This is a two-page summary description of the Vermont Heat Vulnerability Index.|
|Weatherization + Health||This is a two-page summary of the health and climate change co-benefits of home weatherization in Vermont.|
|Weatherization + Health Technical Report||This report details how home weatherization addresses energy, health
This self-paced course is useful for the public health workforce and a wide range of community and partner organizations. It describes causes and mechanisms of climate change, current and expected human health impacts, and specific populations of concern, with particular emphasis on impacts in Vermont and the northeast. The course culminates with examples of strategies used to reduce climate change impacts on health and to improve health through climate change mitigation actions. Go to the Human Health Effects of Climate Change Training