Climate Effects on Public Health

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is important to consider how climate change not only impacts the health of ecosystems but the health of humans and the spread of diseases as well.

According to the CDC, "climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge."

The graphic below demonstrates the ways that our health is connected to changes in our environment.