Environmental Health Impacts of Global Climate Change Crispin Pierce, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org Environmental Public Health Program Outline Global Human Environmental Threats Experiment Challenge Direct Human Effects Heat deaths Adverse weather events Costs of extreme weather events
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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