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Health‐Damaging Climate Events Highlight the Need for Interdisciplinary, Engaged Research

Stowell, Jennifer D.; Anenberg, Susan; Zaitchik, Benjamin F.; Tong, Daniel Q.; Horwell, Claire J.; Stolle, Dennis P.; Colwell, Rita R.; McEntee, Christine

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Authors

Jennifer D. Stowell

Susan Anenberg

Benjamin F. Zaitchik

Daniel Q. Tong

Dennis P. Stolle

Rita R. Colwell

Christine McEntee



Abstract

In 2023 human populations experienced multiple record‐breaking climate events, with widespread impacts on human health and well‐being. These events include extreme heat domes, drought, severe storms, flooding, and wildfires. Due to inherent lags in the climate system, we can expect such extremes to continue for multiple decades after reaching net zero carbon emissions. Unfortunately, despite these significant current and future impacts, funding for research in climate and health has lagged behind that for other geoscience and biomedical research. While some initial efforts from funding agencies are evident, there is still a significant need to increase the resources available for multidisciplinary research in the face of this issue. As a group of experts at this important intersection, we call for a more concerted effort to encourage interdisciplinary and policy‐relevant investigations into the detrimental health effects of continued climate change.

Citation

Stowell, J. D., Anenberg, S., Zaitchik, B. F., Tong, D. Q., Horwell, C. J., Stolle, D. P., …McEntee, C. (2024). Health‐Damaging Climate Events Highlight the Need for Interdisciplinary, Engaged Research. Geohealth, 8(2), Article e2024GH001022. https://doi.org/10.1029/2024gh001022

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 6, 2024
Online Publication Date Feb 16, 2024
Publication Date Feb 1, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2024
Publicly Available Date Apr 5, 2024
Journal GeoHealth
Publisher John Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 2
Article Number e2024GH001022
DOI https://doi.org/10.1029/2024gh001022
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2257966

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