Climate and Health

The Climate and Health Program studies how climate change impacts public health in Wisconsin, and we use that research to create strategies, tools, and trainings to help communities address health outcomes related to climate change.

Learn about the link between climate change and health, and the work we do:

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The Week of September 20-24, 2021, is National Clean Energy Week

People are feeling the health impacts of climate change now, whether it’s from worsening air pollution, extreme heat, more frequent and intense storms and floods, or wildfires and drought. The good news is we can move away from harmful fossil fuels that cause climate change and make us sick by shifting to safe, clean locally made energy like wind and solar. Find out how you can be part of the solution to support clean energy and reduce greenhouse gases during National Clean Energy Week, so each breath we take can be a healthy one.

 

State Climate Change Report Available

The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change published a set of climate action recommendations in a 120-page report that outlines strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and health impacts related to climate change in Wisconsin, while growing the state's economy.

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Last Revised: September 21, 2021