Alaska Spotlights Its Health Risks from Climate Change

This article discusses how the State of Alaska is attempting to deal with climate change-related problems.

No state in the United States has experienced the domino effects of climate change quite as rapidly as Alaska has. Temperatures there have risen twice as fast as elsewhere in the country and have, in turn, altered the very fabric of Alaskan life, including how people navigate their landscape, access and store food, and maintain their health as ground thaws and frozen coastlines melt and morph.

The magnitude of this uniquely Arctic predicament motivated the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to publish a new report documenting the current and anticipated health impacts of climate change in Alaska specifically.

Comments are closed.