Climate Change and Human Health; What it means to tribes and how we can adapt

Type: 
Health
Literature
Organization: 
ITEP, Northern Arizona University
Description: 

Throughout the nation, climate-induced changes in local weather conditions and patterns are posing concerns for human health. As the climate changes, experts anticipate a variety of both direct (i.e. more extreme heat events) and indirect (i.e. changes in abundance of disease-carrying insects) impacts to human health. These impacts range from impaired air quality, to the spread of certain disease-causing pathogens. Factsheet details impacts on Food security and traditional diets and suggests air quality policies, climate adaptation guides, and community based initiatives.

Category: 
Tribal Health, community health, climate change, disease, food security

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