There is no end to excellent resources for learning about climate change and its health impacts.
I don't know much about climate change. Where do I start?
- What is climate change? by NASA
- David Attenborough: A Life on this Planet on Netflix
- Introductory e-Course on Climate Change by UN CC e-Learn
- What is climate change? by the Climate Council
- The science of climate change by the Australian Academy of Science
I know what climate change is, but how does it affect our health?
- Climate Change is a Health Issue briefing paper by the Climate and Health Alliance
- Climate Change and the Implications for Human Health, a six-minute podcast episode by the World Health Organization
- Health Emergency of Climate Change, a 10-part video series by the Royal Society of Medicine
- The Health Effects of Climate Change is a free online course by Harvard University. This 7-week online course covers everything you need to know about climate change and health. From nutrition, migration, infectious diseases and air quality. Time commitment is 3-5 hours a week.
- Doctors, healthcare workers sound alarm over health risks of climate change on France24
- Introduction to Health and Climate Change by UN CC e-Learn
- Human Health and Climate Change Course by UN CC e-Learn
Can you be more specific?
- The 2020 special report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on bushfires, health and climate change
- The Limits of Livability: The emerging threat of smoke impacts on health from forest fires and climate change by the Global Climate and Health Alliance
- Understanding and preventing the adverse health impacts of extreme heat and weather, a one-hour webinar by MGH Center for the Environment and Health\
- Another catastrophe: back-to-back climate emergencies are taking their toll on our health on Croakey
- Wildfires, Global Climate Change, and Human Health on New England Journal of Medicine
Allergies & respiratory illness
- How climate change affects allergies and asthma by Climate for Health
- Increased CO2 levels could be risk to young lungs, Australian scientists find on Renew Economy
- Respiratory Health in a Changing Climate, a 1-hour webinarby WA Primary Health Alliance
- How climate change affects mental health by Climate for Health
- The Climate Change Empowerment Handbook: Psychological strategies to tackle climate change by the Australian Psychological Society
- Climate crisis inflicting huge ‘hidden costs’ on mental health on The Guardian
- Climate change also has a mental health toll on ABC News
- Australians are three times more worried about climate change than COVID. A mental health crisis is looming on ABC News
- Air pollution and pregnancy by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Climate change and the health of pregnant women by US EPA
- Climate Change and Pregnancy: Low Birth Weight by Harvard School of Public Health
- Climate Change Tied to Increased Pregnancy Risks, Analysis Finds by Yale Environment
- How climate change affects children's health by Climate for Health
- Children are the face of climate change: Knowing and responding to health risks of climate change by UNICEF
- How climate change affects children’s health by Harvard School of Public Health
Yikes! Will tackling climate change help us stay healthy?
Yes! Climate action is very good for health. Here's a few helpful resources:
- How healthy community design and transport use can improve climate and health by Climate for Health
- Climate change: our greatest preventive health challenge on InSight+
- Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals by WHO
This was scary! How do I maintain hope?
- Join the Climate Health Champions Facebook group and surround yourself with other people who care
- How to Save a Planet podcast series by Gimlet, hosted by Alex Bloomberg and Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, is a very hopeful, solutions-based podcast for those wanting to know what is being done right now
- Fighting the extinction of positive earth emotions by Gen Dread
- Strategies for Combating Eco-Anxiety by Kristina Hunter from Live Well Green