This UK council informs about issues related to climate change and global health, offers leadership on carbon-reducing actions, mobilizes health professionals to act as advocates for a healthy climate, develops and supports new programs (see The Time for Action is Now), and disseminates key information. Be sure to sign onto their Pledge.
This Centre on Global Health Security briefing paper by Anthony J. McMichael speaks to the risks posed to population health and survival and to social stability by climate change.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 comprehensive technical report on human health.
Germanwatch Climate Change and Health Time to Act 2012
Most recent climate change health assessment (brief.
National Research Council Climate Stabilization Targets, most recent and best climate change assessment.
Climate Reality Project. Al Gore's global climate change and education campaign.
Campaign Against Climate Change in the UK has begun a Climate Emergency Campaign, calling for powerful national campaigns to force governments to act. Their campaign is demanding emergency action on climate, including urging elected officials to sign onto an Early Day Motion (a statement made by members of parliament — sometimes the first stage in the genesis of an actual piece of legislation — that other MPs can show their support for) that includes calls for these strong actions:
"Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Both atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases. To help the world succeed, CO2Now.org makes it easy to see the most current CO2 level and what it means. So, use this site and keep an eye on CO2. Invite others to do the same. Then we can do more to send CO2 in the right direction."
An accurate, complete and easy to follow explanation of greenhouse gases — and our impacts on them. Section 1 of the Climate Policy Design Pro-Series by Holmes Hummel, PhD.
A lecture and slide show at MIT by Ronald G. Prinn, SCD. From the website: "When Ron Prinn spins one 'Wheel of Fortune,' he arrives at a one in four chance of the Earth warming up at least 3 degrees centigrade, and the beginning of an irreversible melting of polar ice sheets. When he spins the other wheel, the odds of this level of dangerous warming fall to one in 40. The first wheel, Prinn suggests, represents the risks involved in doing nothing about climate change. The second wheel is attainable only by enacting a climate policy that stabilizes carbon dioxide levels in the near future."
An excellent, regularly updated blog on what we are doing to the world's climate and what we need to be doing to restore planetary health. Focuses on global and Australian climate news.
A link to the AMA's May 2004 backgrounder (revised in 2008), Climate Change and Human Health.
Provides a link to the BMA's Health Professionals Taking Action on Climate Change webpages.
A link to PSR's Global Warming and Health webpage.
The Health Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change: Diagnosis and Cure, edited by Jenny Griffiths, Mala Rao, Fiona Adshead and Allison Thorpe
A book for anyone involved in health care provision that
Health Care Without Harm's Global Climate and Health Resource Center
This alliance of health care professionals and organizations "works to transform the health care sector so that it is no longer a source of harm to human health and the environment." You can subscribe to their News Service on climate change and health care issues "to keep you informed on the latest developments, trends, resources and events around the world."
Includes a link to the WMA's Delhi Declaration on Health and Climate.