Sustaining Climate Activists Resources

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Psychological Resources

Confronting the climate crisis  American Psychological Association, Vol. 50, No. 10

Environmental Scientists Want Help Coping With Their Grief (Nov 2, 2019) by By Marlene Cimons in EcoWatch/Nexus Media

Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’ (July 9, 2019) by Sam Nickerson in EcoWatch

It’s the End of the World as They Know It: The distinct burden of being a climate scientist (July 8, 2019) Story by David Corn; Photos by Devin Yalkin

Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety  (Sept 19, 2018) by Kyla Mandel in Think Progress.

How climate change is messing with your mind (Aug 28, 2018) by Clayton Aldern in Crosscut.

The lost summer’: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse  (Aug 21, 2018) by Sharon J. Riley in The Narwhal.

Four Lessons Psychology Teaches Us About Inspiring Climate Action (Feb 5, 2018) Climate Reality Project.

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance (March 2017) American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, Eco America.

Stress Reduction Tips (2016) Compiled by Ken Deveney using suggestions from Undress Stress for Success by Lois Levy  and other sources.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment  (2016) US Global Change Research Program. [Chapter 8  – Mental Health and Well-Being]

Climate Change is Wrecking Havoc on Our Mental Health, Experts Say (Feb 28, 2016) by Tyler Hamilton, Toronto Star.

Why Psychology Should Be A Part Of The Fight Against Climate Change. (Jan 18, 2016) by Carolyn Gregoire, Huffington Post.

When the end of Humana Civilization is Your Day Job (July 7, 2015) by John H. Richardson.

Loss and climate change: The cost of parallel narratives (Nov 1, 2009) by Rosemary Randall Director, Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Cambridge, UK.

Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

Health Resources

Climate and Health in Oregon 2020 Report. Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division

How Climate Change Affects Your Health. American Public Health Association


Air Quality

Extreme Weather

Rising Temperatures

Vector-Borne Diseases

Climate change is the public-health challenge of this century. (Thomas Schaaf Matt Hollon. The Seattle Times.

Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change? (July 13, 2019) by Martha Bebinger. Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

Climate Change — A Health Emergency (Jan 17, 2019) by Caren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., and Regina C. LaRocque, M.D., M.P.H. The New England Journal of Medicine.

Planetary Health Pathways Toward Planetary Health

What if we never changed? Looking at what would have happen if we didn’t adopt the Clean Air Act (2015)

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment  (2016) US Global Change Research Program

Seven Ways Climate Change Threatens U.S. Population’s Health (2016) Includes Mental Health

Jackson County Climate and Health Action Plan (2013)

Jackson County Health Plan summary (2013)

Oregon’s Climate and Health Profile

What Health Professionals Can Do About Climate Change

Air Quality (Oregon DEQ)