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A double whammy: Wildfire debris pollutes drinking water

Wildfires, which have intensified with climate change, can contaminate drinking water supplies after a heavy rain. AGCI's Tanya Petach and Energy Innovation's Alex Urquhart examine wildfires' long-term impacts on water quality and the need for fire-resilient water systems in this piece for Yale Climate Connections.
By Alex Urquhart Tanya Petach
February 8, 2023

Smoke-ready communities: Learning to live with wildfire smoke

In order to stay safe and healthy during wildfire smoke events, communities need to understand the health impacts of exposure, know the interventions they can take to mitigate risks, have access to accurate air quality data, and most importantly, have access to clean indoor air. Recent research underscores opportunities to improve smoke readiness across these dimensions.

Savannah M. D’Evelyn, University of Washington

Research Review
December 17, 2022

After the deluge — cascading effects of extreme weather on human health

First come the flood and the mad rush of damages … and then come the more long-lasting adverse impacts continuing far beyond the initial headlines and hand-wringing. In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, Emily Jack-Scott (AGCI) and Sarah Spengeman (Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®) explore the catastrophic consequences of climate events on human health and nutrition, and what can be done to lessen the threats and foster resilience.
By Emily Jack-Scott Sarah Spengeman
November 17, 2022

Battling heat waves: The silent killer

Hurricanes get the headlines, but extreme heat causes more deaths than all other weather disasters combined. As AGCI’s James Arnott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®’s Greg Alvarez explore in this piece for Yale Climate Connections, the right strategies can help save lives.
By James C. Arnott Greg Alvarez
October 18, 2022

Human health in the age of climate change: Disease, nutrition, and access at a crossroads

Studies show climate events can have catastrophic consequences for human health including the spread of disease vectors and contaminated food or drinking water supplies, but new research is identifying ways to reduce the risks.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
September 29, 2022
Exhausted port worker with hardhat off, sweating in summer heat

Extreme heat is deadly, expensive, inequitable, and now, more than ever, preventable

As climate change causes more extreme heat days across the globe, heat has become a critical issue for public health and city planning. Recent research illuminates why extreme heat poses even greater health and economic threats than previously thought, but also points to ways we can build effective solutions to address it.
By James C. Arnott Liz Carver
Research Review
July 29, 2022

Tackling climate change includes seeking equitable mental health care

Researchers and health professionals are documenting an uptick in climate-related mental health stress. In this article for Yale Climate Connections, AGCI's Emily Jack-Scott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Michelle Solomon explore why more inclusive research is needed to address inequities in both climate-related mental health burden and the availability of support services in Indigenous and marginalized communities.
By Emily Jack-Scott Michelle Solomon
February 15, 2022
Graphic illustrating the convergence of stressors cause by climate change, air pollution, and the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

Addressing inequities in the mental health burden of climate change

Recent articles highlight the challenges of studying the impacts of climate change on mental health, along with the lack of representation in current research among those most vulnerable to and most impacted by climate change.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
January 20, 2022

Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security

Increased intake of fruits and vegetables (F&V) is recommended for most populations across the globe. However, the current state of global and regional food systems is such that F&V availability, the production required to sustain them, and consumer food choices are all severely deficient to meet this need. Given the critical state of public health and nutrition worldwide, as well as the fragility of the ecological systems and resources on which they rely, there is a great need for research, investment, and innovation in F&V systems to nourish our global population. Here, we review the challenges that must be addressed in order to expand production and consumption of F&V sustainably and on a global scale. At the conclusion of the workshop, the gathered participants drafted the “Aspen/Keystone Declaration” (see below), which announces the formation of a new “Community of Practice,” whose area of work is described in this position paper. The need for this work is based on a series of premises discussed in detail at the workshop and summarized herein. To surmount these challenges, opportunities are presented for growth and innovation in F&V food systems. The paper is organized into five sections based on primary points of intervention in global F&V systems: (1) research and development, (2) information needs to better inform policy & investment, (3) production (farmers, farming practices, and supply), (4) consumption (availability, access, and demand), and (5) sustainable & equitable F&V food systems and supply chains.

By Abhishek Chaudhary Ahmed Kablan Alison Edwards Anne Elise Stratton Caroline Otto Claudio Stöckle Colin Khoury Daniel Sonke Dave Gustafson Dominik Klauser M Franklin Holley Greg Thoma Hans Blonk Jennifer Otten Gerald Charles Nelson Jessica Bogard John Finley Kaiyu Guan Kate Schaffner Keith Wiebe Kerri Steenwerth Kevin Bryan Lindiwe Majele Sibanda Markus Frank Naomi K Fukagawa Rosamond Lee Naylor Senthold Asseng Sumira Phatak Sylvia Rowe Tim Hess Timothy Sulser Wei-Ting Chen Yan Li Zach Conrad
Workshop Publication
November 20, 2018
Workshop Presentation
August 2, 2018