Climate Change


Understanding and responding to the impacts of a changing climate on human health.

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Climate Atlas of Canada: A resource for environmental public health

Overview of the Climate Atlas of Canada Climate determines almost everything about how we live. With our climate changing, many systems that we rely on (ecological, economic, social) will be…
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Extreme Heat

According to Environment Canada, a heat wave is a period of more than 3 days when temperatures are more than 32°C (Health Canada, 2012); the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines excessive…
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Responding to Climate Change as Public Health Professionals

Topics: Climate Change
While COVID-19 will continue to demand our attention as public health professionals, we cannot ignore the looming public health crisis presented by climate change.  The 2016 Director-General of the…
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Wildfire Smoke and Health

The frequency and intensity of Canadian wildfires is increasing as a consequence of the changing global climate, as well as long-standing forest management practices (Flannigan et al., 2013). Fires…
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