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Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report

January 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health recently released Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report. This comprehensive report tracks 19 indicators across four categories – temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases, and air quality – to demonstrate the impact of climate change, now and in the future, on human health in Connecticut.

Report highlights include:

- From 2010 to 2019, there were nine federal disaster declarations for weather-related events in Connecticut, compared with only 13 in the previous 56 years. Climate change is making coastal storms more intense and extreme precipitation events, as well as coastal and inland flooding, more frequent. Disasters such as hurricanes directly cause deaths and injuries and also damage infrastructure, like electricity, water treatment, and transportation, that is critical for public health.

- Seven of Connecticut’s 16 Superfund sites are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In Connecticut, these sites range from old industrial sites to waste lagoons, quarries and landfills. More intense hurricanes and heavier rainfall events may damage Superfund sites and potentially release toxic contaminants into ground or surface water, the air, or the soil.

- During 2001 to 2019, of 28 mosquito species found in Connecticut to carry viruses that cause human disease, 10 showed trends of increasing abundance, whereas only three showed trends of decreasing abundance. Mosquito abundance is a key factor that influences the capacity of a mosquito to transmit a virus and the rate at which infections spread.

In this webinar, report lead author Laura Bozzi, PhD will review the report’s approach, findings, and policy recommendations. While the webinar is geared toward public health professionals, policymakers, advocates, and residents in Connecticut, it may also be of interest to individuals outside of Connecticut interested in how this study may provide a replicable model for efforts in other states.

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed links to the Zoom Webinar 24 hours prior to the event.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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