Researchers at the University of Washington and the Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) have published a new study that shows the public health implications of climate change. Their research explores climate change impacts on human health in coastal regions, especially in the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The findings of their study are a warning signal for the implications of climate change on coastal regions particularly vulnerable. The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The research team has reviewed the previously available data and came to the conclusion that climate change can have devastating effects on public health over the next years. The study comes to be published right after President Obama’s announcement of the requirement for reduced carbon emissions as part of theClean Power Plan. It seems that the Obama administration has already fully acknowledged the health impacts of the fossil fuel energy production and the stringent need to adapt the nation’s energy policies.