Some of these programs include funding for public schools, job training, SSI benefits and medicaid. Federal welfare programs[ edit ] This section needs additional citations for verification.
The diagram shows specific examples of how climate change can affect human healthnow and in the future. These effects could occur at local, regional, or national scales.
The overall climate impact is summarized in the final gray column. For a more comprehensive look at how climate change affects health, and to see the environmental, institutional, social, and behavioral factors that play an interactive role in determining health outcomes, see the exposure pathway diagrams in chapters 2—8.
Climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people.
The impacts of human-induced climate change are increasing nationwide. Rising greenhouse gas concentrations result in increases in temperature, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency and intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels.
These climate change impacts endanger our health by affecting our food and water sources, the air we breathe, the weather we experience, and our interactions with the built and natural environments.
As the climate continues to change, the risks to human health continue to grow.
Current and future climate impacts expose more people in more places to public health threats. Already in the United States, we have observed climate-related increases in our exposure to elevated temperatures; more frequent, severe, or longer-lasting extreme events ; degraded air quality; diseases transmitted through food, water, and disease vectors such as ticks and mosquitoes ; and stresses to our mental health and well-being.
Almost all of these threats are expected to worsen with continued climate change. Some of these health threats will occur over longer time periods, or at unprecedented times of the year; some people will be exposed to threats not previously experienced in their locations. Overall, instances of potentially beneficial health impacts of climate change are limited in number and pertain to specific regions or populations.
For example, the reduction in cold-related deaths is projected to be smaller than the increase in heat-related deaths in most regions.
Every American is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change. The impacts of climate change on human health interact with underlying health, demographicand socioeconomic factors.
Through the combined influence of these factors, climate change exacerbates some existing health threats and creates new public health challenges. While all Americans are at risk, some populations are disproportionately vulnerable, including those with low income, some communities of color, immigrant groups including those with limited English proficiencyIndigenous peoples, children and pregnant women, older adults, vulnerable occupational groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with preexisting or chronic medical conditions.
In recent years, scientific understanding of how climate change increases risks to human health has advanced significantly. Even so, the ability to evaluate, monitor, and project health effects varies across climate impacts. For instance, information on health outcomes differ in terms of whether complete, long-term datasets exist that allow quantification of observed changes, and whether existing models can project impacts at the timescales and geographic scales of interest.
Differences also exist in the metrics available for observing or projecting different health impacts. For some health impacts, the available metrics only describe changes in risk of exposure, while for others, metrics describe changes in actual health outcomes such as the number of new cases of a disease or an increase in deaths.
This assessment strengthens and expands our understanding of climate-related health impacts by providing a more definitive description of climate-related health burdens in the United States.
It builds on the National Climate Assessment 5 and reviews and synthesizes key contributions to the published literature. Acknowledging the rising demand for data that can be used to characterize how climate change affects health, this report assesses recent analyses that quantify observed and projected health impacts.
The overall findings underscore the significance of the growing risk climate change poses to human health in the United States.C H A P T E R An Introduction to Social Problems, Social Welfare Organizations, and the Profession of Social Work N o one we know starts out life wanting to be a substance abuser or to be poor.
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