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Nebraska On The Edge: Climate Change and Health in Nebraska

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A presentation about the health effects of climate change in Nebraska and what we can do.

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Nebraska On The Edge: Climate Change and Health in Nebraska

  1. 1. NEBRASKA ON THE EDGE: Climate change and human health
  2. 2. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL ce en id Ev
  3. 3. Carbon is the building block of life CHOCOLATE STARCH BUTTER ALCOHOL
  4. 4. Everything that was ever alive has carbon in it.
  5. 5. Burning releases the carbon into the air as carbon dioxide
  6. 6. which forms a blanket around the earth trapping the heat of the sun.
  7. 7. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
  8. 8. THE ESSENTIALS AIR WATER FOOD SAFE PLACE
  9. 9. 9 year old athlete turns into couch potato Case One
  10. 10. Ozone increases with temperature
  11. 11. Ozone increases with coal exports
  12. 12. Ozone Causes and Worsens Asthma Inhaler Use 3 Sports = Triple Risk Ozone ppb Thurston GD Am J Respir Crit Care Med February 1, 1997 vol. 155 no. 2654-660 RMcConnell Lancet.304):386-91.
  13. 13. DEATHS Ozone Kills older people with chronic diseases OZONE LEVEL
  14. 14. Omaha's Ozone Summers
  15. 15. Pollen Higher Count Longer Season Ziska, L. H. and F. A. Caulfield. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2000. 27: 893− 898.
  16. 16. Mold Causes and Worsens Asthma
  17. 17. US Childhood Asthma Rates Tripled 1960-2009 L Akinbami, 2009 National Center for Health Statistics
  18. 18. 5 year old boy hyperactive at home and school
  19. 19. Seasonal Variation in Air Lead and Soil
  20. 20. Seasonal Variation in Childhood Blood Lead
  21. 21. Probability of Low Scores ACHIEVEMENT TESTS AND LEAD LEVELS Blood Lead
  22. 22. ELEVATED AIR LEAD 2011 EPA
  23. 23. NE Towns with Childhood Lead Poisoning Risk      Omaha Lincoln Alliance Beatrice Fremont  Grand Island  Hastings  Harvard  Nebraska City  Scottsbluff Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services
  24. 24. 2 month old with diarrhea and constant crying
  25. 25. Iowa Women's Health Study Thyroid Cancer Related to Nitrates in Water
  26. 26. NITRATES Nebraska Wells Over EPA Standard (red) Nitrate Impaired Rivers and Streams (black)
  27. 27. Poor Plant Uptake=More Nitrate Runoff
  28. 28. Arsenic in Drinking Water
  29. 29. “Extremely More”Water Stressed by 2025
  30. 30. BLUE GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS BIOTOXIN: Microcystin
  31. 31. BLUE GREEN ALGAE TOXIN POISONINGS
  32. 32. AMOEBIC MENINGOENCEPHALITIS
  33. 33. Primary Amoebic Encephalitis NEW: Minnesota 2010, Kansas 2011, Indiana 2012
  34. 34. 25 year old woman with diarrhea for 2 weeks
  35. 35. Imported Produce Irrigated With Reclaimed Water
  36. 36. AFLATOXIN Missouri 2012
  37. 37. 2008
  38. 38. Fungal Toxins in Grain Crops 2012
  39. 39. 68 year old man unable to walk
  40. 40. West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Cases
  41. 41. Mosquitos carrying West Nile Virus
  42. 42. Dengue 1960 2005
  43. 43. DENGUE CASES IN THE AMERICAS 1980-2010
  44. 44. Dengue Mosquitos
  45. 45. Public Health Capacity Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  46. 46. EXTREME HEAT Europe 2003 70,000 deaths
  47. 47. HEAT AND DROUGHT INCREASE VIOLENCE
  48. 48. Severe Heat Waves were every 30 years will be EVERY YEAR by 2040. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36 (2010) 65–73 K Hayhoe
  49. 49. + 2-3 DEGREES BY 2030 + 4-6 DEGREES BY 2050
  50. 50. Carbon Dioxide Is (pretty much) Forever. YEARS TO REMOVE CO2 FROM ATMOSPHERE Hundreds Tens of Thousands Thousands
  51. 51. EMERGENCY 2030 40% OBESE 44% CV DISEASE 1 in 5 DIABETES 2050 1 in 2 OBESITY AND CV DISEASE, 1 in 3 DIABETES
  52. 52. ME EITHER
  53. 53. ONE THIRD CAUSED BY HEART DISEASE, OBESITY, DIABETES; CANCERS: PROSTATE, COLON, UTERUS, RECURRENT BREAST PHYSICAL INACTIVITY
  54. 54. ASTHMA, CANCER, HEART DISEASE
  55. 55. HEART DISEASE, CANCER, DIABETES, OBESITY
  56. 56. REDUCING OUR EMISSIONS HOW MUCH? IN HALF BY 2030 HOW FAST? IN HALF AGAIN BY 2050
  57. 57. A Healthy Prescription For Climate Action
  58. 58. OVER 1000 US CITIES COMMITTED TO THE 2005 KYOTO PROTOCOL
  59. 59. CLEAN ELECTRICITY INVESTMENT STOP DIRTY EXPORTS REGULATE POLLUTERS PUT A PRICE ON CARBON
  60. 60. IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUILDINGS FUEL ECONOMY CLEANER LEANER FUELS
  61. 61. 20,000 Heart Attacks 23,000 Deaths PREVENTED each year SAVED: OVER 100 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR
  62. 62. GET CITY PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CARS SMART GROWTH BIKEWAYS AND WALKWAYS BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT
  63. 63. 10,000 colon cancers 215,000 heart attacks 570,000 new diabetes cases PREVENTED each year ANNUAL SAVINGS SF AREA $1.4-22 BILLION/YEAR
  64. 64. HEALTHY FARMS & HEALTHY FOODS SUBSIDIZE SOIL CARBON SUBSIDIZE CROP DIVERSITY DECREASE FOOD WASTE TURN WASTE TO ENERGY
  65. 65. 300,000 Heart Attacks/Strokes 260,000 New Diabetes Cases 144,000 Cancer Deaths PREVENTED each year
  66. 66. We can have a healthy high quality future if we act now.* *but we're almost out of time.
  67. 67. HEALTHY PEOPLE = HEALTHY PLANET www.climate911.org

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