Climate and Health
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Experts from VUMC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Philips, and others, will share insights during Climate x Health Twitter Spaces live chats. All are welcome to join. Some guests will be live from the AAMC conference in Nashville while others will be joining remotely from smartphones.
DNA Climate x Health Episodes
The ‘Climate and Health’ episodes of the DNA series take an expansive look at the disparities of climate change and its impact on health and well-being, as well as sustainability opportunities.
The episodes range from an introduction to the intersection of climate change, the planet and wellbeing to tangible ideas from physician-scientists about how to infuse climate literacy and action into personal and professional lives.
This growing collection of DNA episodes explores the relationship between medicine, wellbeing, climate change, and leadership — and spotlight resources that you can read and share.
“It’s not just us talking about health, it’s talking about how this impacts our entire sector and our ability to deliver care,” says Eva Parker, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology on “How To… Be A Climate Changemaker.”
The guests on Season 3 weave climate, medicine, and society into riveting conversations that are energetic and forward-looking. Our collective health and the planet depend on us. Listen now.
“We think about climate change, which I believe is a greater threat to humanity than war and racism, because all of us are subject to it. That’s not outside of our lanes as physicians. I think we have to recognize that it’s our responsibility,” says Walter Clair, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Faculty, and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion on “Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story”
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Climate Change and Health
- Atwoli, Lukoye, Abdullah H. Baqui, Thomas Benfield, Raffaella Bosurgi, Fiona Godlee, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, et al. “Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health.” New England Journal of Medicine 0, no. 0 (September 5, 2021): null. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe2113200.
- Haines, Andy, and Kristie Ebi. “The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health.” New England Journal of Medicine 380, no. 3 (January 17, 2019): 263–73. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1807873.
- Salas, Renee N. “The Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice.” New England Journal of Medicine 382, no. 7 (February 13, 2020): 589–91. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2000331.
- Salas, Renee N., Tynan H. Friend, Aaron Bernstein, and Ashish K. Jha. “Adding A Climate Lens To Health Policy In The United States.” Health Affairs (Project Hope) 39, no. 12 (December 2020): 2063–70.
Climate Change and Food
- Beach, Robert H, Timothy B Sulser, Allison Crimmins, Nicola Cenacchi, Jefferson Cole, Naomi K Fukagawa, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, et al. “Combining the Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Protein, Iron, and Zinc Availability and Projected Climate Change on Global Diets: A Modelling Study.” The Lancet Planetary Health 3, no. 7 (July 1, 2019): e307–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30094-4.
- Gornall, Jemma, Richard Betts, Eleanor Burke, Robin Clark, Joanne Camp, Kate Willett, and Andrew Wiltshire. “Implications of Climate Change for Agricultural Productivity in the Early Twenty-First Century.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 365, no. 1554 (September 27, 2010): 2973–89. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0158.
- Lyson, Thomas A. Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community. Lebanon: Tufts University Press, 2004.
- Myers, Samuel S., Antonella Zanobetti, Itai Kloog, Peter Huybers, Andrew D. B. Leakey, Arnold J. Bloom, Eli Carlisle, et al. “Increasing CO 2 Threatens Human Nutrition.” Nature 510, no. 7503 (June 2014): 139–42. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13179.
- Neff, Roni. Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014.
- Patel, Raj. “How Society Subsidizes Big Food and Poor Health.” JAMA Internal Medicine 176, no. 8 (August 1, 2016): 1132–33. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3068.
- Siegel, Karen R., Kai McKeever Bullard, Giuseppina Imperatore, Henry S. Kahn, Aryeh D. Stein, Mohammed K. Ali, and K. M. Narayan. “Association of Higher Consumption of Foods Derived From Subsidized Commodities With Adverse Cardiometabolic Risk Among US Adults.” JAMA Internal Medicine 176, no. 8 (August 1, 2016): 1124–32. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2410.
Climate Change and Justice
- Bullard, Robert D. “Environmentalism and Social Justice.” In Dumping in Dixie, 3rd ed. Routledge, 1990.
- Eckelman, Matthew J., and Jodi Sherman. “Environmental Impacts of the U.S. Health Care System and Effects on Public Health.” PLOS ONE 11, no. 6 (June 9, 2016): e0157014. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157014.
- Hankerson, Mechelle, Virginia Mercury February 20, and 2019. “Civil Rights Leader, Former Vice President Take Aim at Northam, Dominion during Visit to Buckingham County.” Virginia Mercury (blog), February 20, 2019. https://www.virginiamercury.com/2019/02/20/civil-rights-leader-former-vice-president-take-aim-at-northam-dominion-during-visit-to-buckingham-county/.
- Hoffman, Jeremy S., Vivek Shandas, and Nicholas Pendleton. “The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas.” Climate 8, no. 1 (January 2020): 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8010012.
- Vogelsong, Sarah, Virginia Mercury July 8, and 2020. “What Sank the Atlantic Coast Pipeline? It Wasn’t Just Environmentalism.” Virginia Mercury (blog), July 8, 2020. https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/07/08/what-sank-the-atlantic-coast-pipeline-it-wasnt-just-environmentalism/.
- Xu, Rongbin, Pei Yu, Michael J. Abramson, Fay H. Johnston, Jonathan M. Samet, Michelle L. Bell, Andy Haines, Kristie L. Ebi, Shanshan Li, and Yuming Guo. “Wildfires, Global Climate Change, and Human Health.” New England Journal of Medicine 383, no. 22 (November 26, 2020): 2173–81. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsr2028985.
- Berry, Wendell. “Health is Membership” in The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry, edited by Norman Wirzba, 144-158. Shoemaker and Hoard: Washington, D.C., 2002.
- Doer, Anthony. Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2021.
- Herbert, Frank. Dune. New York: Ace, 1965.
- Jemisin, N.K. The Broken Earth Series. New York: Orbit, 2015.
- Johnson, Anya Elizabeth and Katherine K. Wilkinson, ed. 2020. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. New York: One World.
- Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions: Canada, 2013.
- Powers, Richard. The Overstory. W.W. Norton and Company: New York, 2018.