Climate Change

Flooded downtown city

Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, can affect human health in several direct and indirect ways. Tracking data may be used to inform decision-making and policies that can help local communities assess vulnerabilities, estimate the burden, and build overall resilience against the effects of a changing climate.

Climate Change Data

The following datasets can be used to better understand how changes in temperature and precipitation and occurrence of heat waves, floods, droughts, and wildfires can influence human health. While all communities are vulnerable to health effects associated with climate change, not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.

Data Highlight
CDC's Climate & Health Heat Tracker tool screenshot

Tracking partnered with CDC’s Climate & Health Program to develop the Heat and Health Tracker. This interactive data dashboard puts local heat information into the hands of decision makers, media, and the public for every county in the United States! See how extreme heat affects your county today.

Climate Change Resources

  • Climate and Health Program
    View information, recommendations, and resources on climate change, how it affects human health, and building resilience against its effects
  • Heat and Health Tracker
    Explore how extreme heat affects your county, populations that are at risk, and resources for response.
Explore Climate Change Data
Data Explorer
screenshot of Tracking Network data explorer tool

Create custom data visualizations, save, & share results

Quick Reports
Asthma Quick Reports web page screenshot

View data in simple charts

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Access machine-readable data

Page last reviewed: October 21, 2020