Climate Crisis

Climate change has been called the greatest public health challenge of the 21st Century. Despite wide consensus in the scientific community about the nature of the environmental problems facing society, political institutions remain a barrier to transformational change and are generally committed to the status quo. In a vacuum of federal, or even state leadership, communities are recognizing how to make a difference at the local level and pursuing local climate action.


Resources & Tools


In Solidarity with Maui: Taking Action for Wildfire Response, Recovery, and Prevention
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 08/24/2023
Staff Pick!
Home page of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Tool - Toolkit/toolbox
Screen capture of Climate Change and Mental Health Interventions Workshop landing page
Climate Change and Mental Health Interventions Workshop
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by APHA
Screen capture of H.R. 2919 - THRIVE Act
H.R. 2919 - THRIVE Act
Resource - Legislation
Brought to you by Congressional Research Service
Cover page of Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning
Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Screen capture of An Indigenous Systems Approach to the Climate Crisis article
An Indigenous Systems Approach to the Climate Crisis
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by SSIR
Screen grab of Contagious Conversations: A CDC Foundation Podcast
Contagious Conversations: A CDC Foundation Podcast
Resource - Podcast
Brought to you by CDC Foundation
Screenshot of Contagious Conversations
Contagious Conversations
Resource - Podcast
Brought to you by CDC Foundation
Cover page for A Physician's Guide to Climate Change, Health, and Equity
A Physician's Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by PHI
First page of Energy Efficiency Jobs Fact Sheet
Energy Efficiency Jobs Fact Sheet
Resource - Fact Sheet
Brought to you by EESI
Cover page for Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk
Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk
Resource - Report
Brought to you by Urban Land Institute
Published on 01/01/2014
Cover page for guide on Climate-Related Disease Burden
Projecting Climate-Related Disease Burden: A Guide for Health Departments
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by CDC Climate and Health Program
Screen capture of 'Climate Change Indicators: Wildfires' webpage
Climate Change Indicators: Wildfires
Resource - Website/webpage
Cover page for projecting climate-related disease burden
Projecting Climate-Related Disease Burden: A Case Study on Methods for Projecting Respiratory Health Impacts
Resource - Case Study
Brought to you by CDC Climate and Health Program
Screen capture of MIT Climate Primer webpage
MIT Climate Primer
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by MIT
Cover page of Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit document
Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit
Resource
Brought to you by APHA
Screen capture of How Cities Can Build Food System Resilience blog post
How Cities Can Build Food System Resilience
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by WRI
Screenshot of the front page of Climate Change Impacts
Climate Change Impacts
Resource - Fact Sheet
First page of Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier for Violence Against Children. article
Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier for Violence Against Children
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by Elsevier, Inc.
Screen grab of climate change and health framework
Climate Change and Health: A Framework for Action
Resource
Published on 01/01/2014
Preparing California for Extreme Heat
Preparing California for Extreme Heat: Guidance and Recommendations
Resource
Brought to you by California Environmental Protection Agency
Screen capture of Racial Disparities and Climate Change blog post
Racial Disparities and Climate Change
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by Princeton University
First page of Racial Disparities in Climate Change‑Related Health Effects in the United States article
Racial Disparities in Climate Change‑Related Health Effects in the United States
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by Springer
Cover page for guide to assessing climate change risk
A Guide for Assessing Climate Change Risk
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by Urban Land Institute
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The Next System Project: Environment and Energy
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by The Democracy Collaborative
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Climate Change in Alaska which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; ; ; Secondary; thriving natural world
Climate Change in Alaska
Resource - Assessment
Screen capture of Centering Frontline Communities blog post
Centering Frontline Communities
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by Ecotrust
Cover page for Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events
Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events
Resource
Brought to you by CDC
Cover page of Energy Efficiency with Justice report
Energy Efficiency with Justice
Resource - Report
Screen capture of People Who’ve Contributed Least to Climate Change Are Most Affected By It article
People Who’ve Contributed Least to Climate Change Are Most Affected By It
Resource
Brought to you by The Pew Charitable Trusts
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People's Climate Innovation Center Resource Library
Resource - Data Bank/repository
Photo of a group of people at a climate action protest with signs that say
Taking Action for Climate Justice: Our Top Tools, Resources, Stories, and Data
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 02/20/2024
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Uncovered: A Hidden Crisis in U.S. Housing
Story - Written
Brought to you by Bloomberg L.P.
Published on 03/05/2024
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Children of the Setting Sun Shares Indigenous Stories With an Eye to the Future
Story - Written
Brought to you by The Seattle Times
Published on 04/28/2024
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How Everyday People Started a Movement That's Shaping Climate Action to This Day
Story - Written
Brought to you by NPR
Published on 10/05/2023
Photo of a person walking on top of a pipeline
Our Climate, Our Communities
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 05/30/2017
This American Life Podcast Page
Hot In My Backyard
Story - Audio
Screen capture of Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change article
Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change
Story - Written
Brought to you by Yale University
Published on 06/09/2020
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Why Investing in Libraries is a Climate Justice Issue
Story - Written
Brought to you by High Country News
Published on 09/13/2021
Photo of a flooded neighborhood
Our Climate, Our Health
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 04/18/2017
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Illinois Shows Us What the Road to Clean Energy Should Look Like
Story - Written
Brought to you by Natural Resources Defense Council
Photo of two wind turbines in a farm field
Our Climate, Our Food
Story - Original
Published on 06/29/2017
Screen capture of The New Normal: Building Affordable Housing with Natural Disasters in Mind
The New Normal: Building Affordable Housing with Natural Disasters in Mind
Story - Written
Brought to you by Nonprofit Quarterly
The Ninth Wave by Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang, image by the author, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2014
COVID-19, Climate Change and Stewarding a Thriving Natural World
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Screen grab of Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data Explorer
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data Explorer
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Staff Pick!
Screen shot of Hot and Getting Hotter tool
Screen capture of Climate Communications Bootcamp landing page
Climate Communications Bootcamp
Tool - Workshop/training
Screen capture of the Sea Level Rise Viewer mapping tool
Sea Level Rise Viewer
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Staff Pick!
CalAdapt Climate Tools Page
Cal-Adapt
Tool

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