In Austin, climate change is increasing the number of uncomfortably—and even dangerously—hot days. Green infrastructure can reduce this effect by shading building surfaces, deflecting the sun’s rays, and releasing moisture into the atmosphere.
State-level Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are an important example of how we protect communities from environmental influences on health through public policy. The consequence of some states developing CAPs and others not is potentially greater health disparities.
Rob Gould is a senior communication strategist and a member of the George Mason University Health and Climate Solutions team. The Swinomish Reservation is located on Fidalgo Island in Western Washington State. It is the home of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, a federally recognized tribe. For thousands of years, the Swinomish have been a […]
The immediate health risks and significant health impacts of climate change are felt by all, but not equally across all communities.