Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a US study suggests.
“I don’t know that we’ve seen something like this before, where we have a force that has such a multitude of effects,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told reporters at the White House about the study.
“There’s not one single source that we can target with climate change, there are multiple paths that we have to address.”…
Discussing the findings of the new White House report ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States’, HHS Director Daniel Dodgen says registering to vote “promotes psychological resilience” to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
DR DANIEL DODGEN: “In some communities that have been hard hit by severe weather events, we actually find just people who are registered to vote — communities where there’s high voter participation — those communities come back faster. It’s just a small example but it suggests that when you are engaged in your community it promotes psychological resilience.”
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States
April 4, 2016…
Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: ‘I remain highly critical of efforts to attribute extreme weather events to human caused climate change’
Curry: Detection and attribution of extreme weather events requires:
a very long time series of historical observations of the extreme event at a particular location (which is rarely available)
an understanding of the variability of extreme weather events associated with multi-decadal ocean oscillations (which requires at least a century of observations)
climate models that accurately simulate both natural internal variability on timescales of years to centuries and the extreme weather events (a pipe dream; we are not even close)
IMO the best, and most important, paper on extreme event attribution is a paper by Hall et al. [discussed previously at this link]. This paper by Hall et al. is not even referenced in the new National Academies report.…