Too Hot to Handle: The Human Health Consequences of Extreme Heat

Climate change is making parts of the world too hot and humid for human survival. Globally, extreme heat, which increased by 200% between 1983 and 2016, affected more than 1.7 billion people in 13,115 cities.

Air pollution- A Real Heartbreaker

Air quality across America has improved dramatically over the past few decades, making many a doctor’s heart sing. Since passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970, the six most common air pollutants dropped an average of 73 percent. By decreasing the pollution people breathe, so goes the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory disease.