Climate Change and Human Health

Climate change describes a long-term pattern in climate measures, including temperature, precipitation (rain, snow, etc.), and other weather conditions caused by an imbalance of incoming and outgoing solar energy in the atmosphere. Maryland has begun experiencing aspects of climate change that affect human health issues. Climate change will bring new challenges in responding to these public health issues. The key points taken from the United States Global Change Research Program for the Northeast are:

Climate Change in the Northeast and Maryland

Weather vs. Climate :
EPA Fact Sheets:
US Global Change Program:

Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Public Health:
Human Health Impacts (IPCC 2007):