Understanding how climate change is impacting our health and wellbeing (and what you can do about it)
Extreme heat can leave us feeling exhausted after doing the most basic activities of daily living like getting groceries or commuting to work. Low air quality can leave many with sore throats and runny eyes.
And researchers say the health side effects can be much more dire, worsening respiratory and cardiac health. Today, we explore the real health impacts of climate change and how you should prepare.
New research is showing that climate change isn’t just impacting our physical health, but our mental health as well.
Many young people struggle with eco-anxiety or climate anxiety; this is “broadly defined as negative cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses associated with concerns about climate change.”
Each community in Connecticut is being impacted by climate change in unique ways. How is climate change impacting you, where you live?
- Anne Hulick: Connecticut Director, Clean Water Action
- State Senator Saud Anwar: 3rd State Senate District representing East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington and South Windsor
- Dr. Joshua Wortzel: chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s committee on climate change and mental health