This guide focuses on the effects that climate change has on health and healthcare.

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Climate Change Indicators

Climate Change Indicators

•Glacier and sea ice melt- Increases sea level


-Causes change in precipitation --> Affects the amount of groundwater and surface water

 

•Causes flooding- threatens coastal communities and infrastructure
 

•Determines which plants and animals can live in an area
 

•Global temperature
 

•Surface temperatures have risen at a rate of 0.15 every decade since 1901
 

•Rising sea temperatures
 

•Oceans absorb more than 90% of heat trapped in atmosphere
 

•Affects marine ecosystems, breeding, and migration of marine species
 

•Can lead to higher precipitation, tropical cyclones, and drought

Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof- New York Times. Updated November 2, 2021.

Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.
 

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