Health in a Changing Climate

Climate change is the greatest environmental issue of our time; it is also the greatest health issue of our era.

Feb 07, 2020   •   Research, Climate Change

The entire Greater Golden Horseshoe region is being affected by a combination of climate change and population growth. It is now commonly accepted that current climatic changes and extreme weather impacts are just the beginning. The Greenbelt Foundation partnered with experts to better understand how climate change is affecting many aspects of our lives, and ways that we can individually and collectively respond to these challenges.

Their articles highlight how the Greenbelt supports climate action in a number of important and interconnected ways that affect our daily lives. It is important for people to understand that they have a relationship with the Greenbelt, and it’s not just a one-way street! It will help us and our communities adapt to climate change, but it is important we help it do the same.

 

Climate change is the greatest environmental issue of our time; it is also the greatest health issue of our era.

For this instalment in the series, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit explores how a changing climate is impacting our health, and what we can do to take action.

Read the report and fact sheet below:

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And be sure to check out our interviews with Dr. Charles Gardner and Morgan Levison of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Watch the full series HERE.

For more information on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Photo: Sam Payne