Climate change together with other natural and human made health stressors influences human health and disease in numerous ways some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge not everyone is equally at risk important considerations include age economic resources and location. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health clean air safe drinking water sufficient food and secure shelter between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition malaria diarrhoea and. Apha applauds the clean power plan a bold strategy against climate change introduced by the white house and epa that is projected to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030 and protect the health of our nation for generations to come. Climate change threatens to widen the health gap between the haves and have nots heres why addressing environmental issues that drive poor health is a starting point. Cdcs climate and health program is the national leader in empowering communities to protect human health from a changing climate while climate change is a global issue the particular health effects will vary across geographic regions and populations
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