Environmental Health Impacts of Global Climate Change Crispin Pierce, Ph.D. email@example.com Environmental Public Health Program Outline Global Human Environmental Threats Experiment Challenge Direct Human Effects Heat deaths Adverse weather events Costs of extreme weather events
Crispin Pierce, Ph.D.
Environmental Public Health Program
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001 Report
Since 1979, the size of the summer polar ice cap has shrunk more than 20 percent.
(Illustration from NASA) (http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/qthinice.asp)
Source: U.S. National Assessment, 2000.
Impact of a 1-m
rise in sea level
on low-lying areas
Areas subjected to
Inundation with a 1 m
(~3 ft) rise in sea
Corell, R. W., 2004: Impacts of a warming Arctic. Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (www.acia.uaf.edu) Cambridge University Press (www.cambridge.org).
Ranga B. Myneni, Department of Geography, Boston University