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  • Feature #1 - CDC/NIH Symposium.
  • Feature #2 - Public Health During Drought Conditions.
  • Feature #3 - National Climate Assessment climate and health bibliography.

Climate change is any significant variation in temperature, precipitation, wind, or other type of weather that lasts for decades or longer. Evidence suggests that the world’s climate is becoming warmer, increasing the potential for extreme weather events around the world. Stronger tropical cyclones, longer and more intense heat waves, more frequent and severe droughts, heavier and more frequent precipitation events, flooding, sea level increases, and additional air pollution are some of the potential consequences of the climate becoming warmer.     More »

CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework

Changes occurring in the world’s climate are affecting our health and wellbeing, and will have even greater impacts in the future. Although scientific understanding of the effects of climate change is still emerging, there is a pressing need to prepare for potential health risks. A wide variety of organizations (federal, state, local, multilateral, private and nongovernmental) is working to address the implications of global climate change.

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