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Climate Change Impact on Disability and Health Document List

Summary: Our library below features 29 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability and Climate Change category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disability and Climate Change RSS feed.

Disability and Climate Change Publications

Ancient Viruses From Melting Ice Are Reawakening
The release of only 1% of dormant pathogens could cause major environmental damage and widespread loss of host organisms worldwide.
Publish Date: 2023-07-27

European Heatwaves of Summer 2022 Killed 61000
An epidemiological analysis estimates that 63% more women than men died due to heat in the European summer of 2022, with the highest incidence in the Mediterranean region.
Publish Date: 2023-07-10 - Updated: 2023-07-12

Wildfires Found to Produce Massive Amounts of Methane
Scientists find a massive amount of methane is coming from wildfires - a source not currently being accounted for.
Publish Date: 2023-04-17

Reducing Surgery Anesthetic Decreases Greenhouse Gases
Study shows reducing anesthetics during surgery decreases greenhouse gases without affecting patient care.
Publish Date: 2023-01-28

Exxon Predicted Climate Change Decades Ago
Climate projections reported by ExxonMobil between 1977 and 2003 were accurate and skillful in predicting subsequent global warming and contradicted the company's public claims.
Publish Date: 2023-01-13

From Frying Pan to Fire - U.S. Migration Due to Climate and Natural Hazards
The study, Flocking to Fire: How Climate and Natural Hazards Shape Human Migration Across the United States, is the most extensive investigation of how natural disasters and climate change impacted U.S. migration over the last decade.
Publish Date: 2022-12-08 - Updated: 2023-01-03

Planet Earth Facing 7th Mass Extinction Event
Earth is currently amidst a mass extinction event with the loss of thousands of species yearly.
Publish Date: 2022-11-22 - Updated: 2023-01-04

FEMA Climate Change Home Buyout Program Not Sustainable
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has bought over 43,000 homes since 1989, usually after a presidential disaster declaration, to reduce flood insurance liability and turn properties into green space.
Publish Date: 2022-11-15 - Updated: 2023-01-04

Investing in Sustainable Food Cold Chains Crucial Amid Food and Climate Crises
At a time when the international community must act to address the climate and food crises, sustainable food cold chains can make a massive difference.
Publish Date: 2022-11-12 - Updated: 2023-09-16

Breaking Systemic Barriers that Exclude People with Disabilities Within the Climate Justice Movement
As a disability-inclusive development advocate, I have several concerns with the climate justice protest, as the prevailing ableist assumption is that disabled people cannot contribute to the climate change conversation.
Publish Date: 2022-11-09 - Updated: 2023-09-14

Climate, Health, and People with Disabilities
Op-ed article in relation to climate health and people with disabilities reflecting concurrent presentation for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2022 conference in Washington DC.
Publish Date: 2022-10-14 - Updated: 2023-07-10

Global Disability Justice in Climate Disasters
In this article we present case studies from different global regions to illustrate how disability is overlooked in responding to climate-related health impacts and disaster planning.
Publish Date: 2022-10-04 - Updated: 2023-09-12

Rainwater Worldwide Now Unsafe to Drink Due to PFAS
From Antarctica to the Tibetan Plateau rainwater is now unsafe to drink due to Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Publish Date: 2022-08-02 - Updated: 2023-01-04

Hope for Future of Ocean Governance - Commonwealth Blue Charter
To mark World Oceans Day on June 8th, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance.
Publish Date: 2019-06-07

50 Foot Rise in Global Sea Level Possible by 2300
Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high.
Publish Date: 2018-10-07 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Climate Change: Fate of the World in Our Hands
We face a direct existential threat as we are now experiencing record-breaking temperatures around the world, extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation.
Publish Date: 2018-10-01 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Current World Land Degradation Affecting Health of Billions
Worsening land degradation by human activities undermining well-being of 40% of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict.
Publish Date: 2018-03-26 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements
Conditions in crowded, urban settlements in Africa make effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to dangerous heights for children and seniors.
Publish Date: 2017-11-13 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Climate Change May Increase ER Visits for Allergy Related Asthma
Research reveals people with oak pollen allergies, particularly children, will have longer exposure to pollen that can induce allergic asthma.
Publish Date: 2017-05-10 - Updated: 2023-09-17

El Nino May Be Spreading Diseases to New Places
El Nino could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases like cholera thousands of miles, across oceans, with significant impacts for public health.
Publish Date: 2016-03-04 - Updated: 2023-09-01

Future Conflicts Over Water Sources
UN report warns without new water-related investments societies worldwide will confront rising desperation and conflicts over the essential resource.
Publish Date: 2015-02-24 - Updated: 2020-10-06

How Weather Can Affect Your Health
Does the weather actually affect a person with arthritis for example? If it does, how does it affect them? The fact is there has not been a great amount of research into the subject.
Publish Date: 2014-11-24 - Updated: 2020-11-19

Food Quality Will Suffer with Rising CO2 Levels
Study shows food quality is declining under the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide that we are experiencing.
Publish Date: 2014-04-06 - Updated: 2018-10-10

NOAA Reports on Health Impact from Climate Change
Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years as studies demonstrate potential increases in waterborne toxins and microbes.
Publish Date: 2011-02-20 - Updated: 2023-07-10

Climate Change May Affect Plague Distribution and Incidence
As temperatures are rising and levels of snowfall are decreasing incidences of the plague are decreasing.
Publish Date: 2010-09-07 - Updated: 2018-10-10

When Climate Change Becomes a Health Issue, Are People More Likely to Listen?
New study suggests re-framing the issue helps people better understand and relate to climate problem.
Publish Date: 2010-07-19 - Updated: 2023-07-10

Global Warming Information and Facts
Facts and information on effects of global warming and climate changes affecting agriculture output health and quality of life.
Publish Date: 2010-06-01 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Global Warming Hotter Days More Respiratory Problems
High summer temperatures with global climate change creates spike in hospitalizations for respiratory problems.
Publish Date: 2009-02-20 - Updated: 2018-10-10

Climate Change and Disease Spread
Climate change concerns raised about spread of arboviruses or disease viruses carried by arthropods mosquitoes midges and ticks.
Publish Date: 2009-02-05 - Updated: 2018-10-10

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