Are we out of time when it comes to climate change? Just about, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC.)
Climate change hits the underserved especially hard – and it has a direct impact on our health. Wildfires, drought, flooding, and other environmental changes eventually come to everyone’s doorstep. Food insecurity, poor sanitation, infectious disease, dwindling water supply, pollution, loss of bio diversity, and other impacts are already affecting our health. Indigenous Americans, who already experience vast health inequities, are especially vulnerable – and many Tribal nations reside in flood plains or areas prone to drought, wildfires, and poor air quality.
Our report “Climate Change and Indigenous Health” looks at how climate change impacts Indigenous people – and the 6 practices healthcare workers can adopt to help.