NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER'S
CAMPING TRIP:
Climate Change and Hazards
of the Great Outdoors
Carbon is the building block of
life
CHOCOLATE CHOLESTEROL
ALCOHOLSTARCH
EVERYTHING THAT WAS
EVER ALIVE HAS CARBON IN
IT
Burning releases carbon into
the air as carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide traps heat from the
sun.
WARMERAverage Temperature Increase per Decade Since
1970
MORE
EXTREME
HAZARDOUS PLANTS
SUPER POISON IVY
bigger badder
Poison Oak Poison Sumac
Poison Ivy Smoke
Prevention OTC
Treatment
Rx Prednisone
EXTREME HEAT
SIGNS

Sweating

Dizziness

Headache

Muscle cramps

Dark urine
HEAT EXHAUSTION
FIRST AID

Lie down, elevate feet

...
HEAT STROKE

SIGNS

Skin hot, red, dry

Confusion

Irrationality

Rapid pulse and
breathing

FIRST AID

CALL 911

...
PREVENTION
TEMPERATURE > 85 &
TEMP + HUMIDITY > 150 =
DANGER
WATER
HAT
AFTERNOON
BREAK
FOOD
POISONING
TICKS!
LYME DISEASE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED
FEVER
ERLICHIOSIS
TICK ATTACHED OVER 36
HOURS?
SYMPTOMS
Fever
Aches and Pains
Rash
TREATMENT
Remove Tick
See doctor
Antibiotic
PULL STRAIGHT UP
PREVENTION
STAY ON TRAIL CHECK!
SOCKS OVER PA
USE REPELLANT
COVER UP,
LIGHT COLORSPERMETHRIN
ON CLOTHES
MOSQUITO BORNE
INFECTIONS
WEST NILE VIRUS
MOST PEOPLE DON'T
GET SICK
Fever
Headache
Spotty Rash
ENCEPHALITIS

High Fever

Stiff Neck

Confusion
...
Yarnell, AZ July 2013
WILDFIRE
CHECK B4 U GO
www.inciweb.org
www.smokeybear.com
DON'T EXERT yourself
in smoky conditions.
WATER BORNE DISEASES
BLUE GREEN ALGAE
DON'T DRINK OR SWIM
Microcystin is common in lakes
Toxin may be present without
visible algae
Not removed...
AMOEBIC
MENINGITIS
KEEP HEAD ABOVE WATER IN
WARM LAKES
AND HOT SPRINGS
LEPTOSPIROSIS
AVOID SWIMMING and PADDLING
AFTER HEAVY RAIN
VIBRIO
Check for closures
Don't harvest from sun
exposed areas
Cook to 145 degrees
Don't eat raw in summer
Shellfish Safet...
TOXIC SHELLFISH
PACIFIC SEA
NETTLEPREVENTION
Keep skin covered or
apply vaseline
TREATMENT
Rinse with sea water,
not fresh
Remove tentacle...
FLASH FLOODS

Don't drive across flooded
roads

12-18 inches of water can
float and flip a car

If you get stuck, get o...

Don't hike narrow
canyons when it looks
like rain

Don't camp in dry
washes or at edge of
streams

In case of rising w...
SAFE RIVER
CROSSING

Not over thighs

Not too fast (stick)

Not narrow spot

No tumbling rocks

No strainers
downstre...
CROSSING METHODS
Backpack chest and
waist straps undone Shoes on.
HAVE FUN, BE SAFE
www.climate911.org
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A "climate lite" presentation about the many ways that climate change can make you sick on your vacation and how to avoid and treat them.

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  • PORQUE CAMBIA LA CLIMA? CARBON ES LA FUNDACION DE VIDA. TODO LO QUE HA VIVIDO TIENE CARBONO. QUANDO LO ENCENDIMOS, EL CARBONO SE JUNTA CON OXYGEN Y FORMA DIOXIDO DE CARBONO.
  • Earth can absorb some CO2. ¼ in oceans, ¼ in forests but we are burning twice as much as planet can handle so the other half goes into atmosphere where it forms a blanket around the earth trapping the heat of the sun, and that's why temperatures are increasing.
  • Over the last 100 years the temp has gone up 0.1 F per decade, but since 1970 its been going up 3-4 times as fast.
  • Along with the increase in average temperature, we have more extremes, drought, floods, severe storms Climate change makes us sick by affecting the things that are necessary for our survival. Which are?
  • WE ARE HAVING MORE AND LONGER HEAT WAVES, PROJECTED TO QUADRUPLE BY 2050. VULNERABLE PEOPLE ARE ELDERLY POOR CHRONIC DISEASES AND WORK/PLAY OUTDOORS
  • Hot weather incr poisoning,most common cause is campylobacter. Spreads thru flocks with warm weather, multiplies faster anywhere from farm to fork. In 2011 Campylobacter was found on 47% of raw chicken samples bought in grocery stores. C and Salmonella incr 5-10% for every 2 degrees. diarrhea sometimes bloody, abd cramps, fever 2-7d No tx, just hydration BOTTOM OF COOLER OR SEPARATE WASH PLATE AND CUTTING BOARD MAKE SURE WELL DONE poultry 165 degrees, pork 160, beef 145
  • RELATION TO CLIMATE NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD, HAS TO DO WITH ANIMAL HOSTS. MILDER WINTERS ARE INCREASING POPULATIONS OF HOST ANIMALS AND LYME IS MOVING NORTH.
  • rainfall and accumulated groundwater increase the habitats for mosquito larvae growth. Warmer winters may help infected insects survive longer and facilitate the migration to once-cooler regions. Warmer summers speed up the development and breeding of infected mosquitoes, which also increases their number and range.
  • BIPHASIC ILLNESS, BACTEREMIC/IMMUNE, WEIL SYNDROME MOST WIDESPREAD ZOONOSIS IN WORLD, RE EMERGING IN US, VECTORS-RATS, DOMESTIC PETS, LIVESTOCK, WILD ANIMALS. CONTACT WITH URINE DIRECT OCCUPATIONAL OR FLOODWATERS. PUERTO RICO AND HI. TRIATHELONS. INCIDENCE IN US HAS DOUBLED SINCE 1990'S. DOGS- 2000'S.
  • VIBRIO INFECTIONS MORE THAN DOUBLED 1998-2010.
  • Paralytic Diarrhetic Amnesic transplacental- brain damage Neurotoxic
  • California to Oregon, now Washington. Population increasing and spreading due to climate change. Bell up to 3 feet and tentacles up to 15 feet which shoot capsules of venom on contact. Important not to apply fresh water or rub because that can make the capsules discharge injecting more venom.
  • Not Your Grandfather's Camping Trip: Climate change and health hazards of outdoor recreation

    1. 1. NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER'S CAMPING TRIP: Climate Change and Hazards of the Great Outdoors
    2. 2. Carbon is the building block of life CHOCOLATE CHOLESTEROL ALCOHOLSTARCH
    3. 3. EVERYTHING THAT WAS EVER ALIVE HAS CARBON IN IT
    4. 4. Burning releases carbon into the air as carbon dioxide.
    5. 5. Carbon dioxide traps heat from the sun.
    6. 6. WARMERAverage Temperature Increase per Decade Since 1970
    7. 7. MORE EXTREME
    8. 8. HAZARDOUS PLANTS
    9. 9. SUPER POISON IVY bigger badder
    10. 10. Poison Oak Poison Sumac
    11. 11. Poison Ivy Smoke
    12. 12. Prevention OTC Treatment Rx Prednisone
    13. 13. EXTREME HEAT
    14. 14. SIGNS  Sweating  Dizziness  Headache  Muscle cramps  Dark urine HEAT EXHAUSTION FIRST AID  Lie down, elevate feet  Cool fluids  Wipe with wet cloth  Fan
    15. 15. HEAT STROKE  SIGNS  Skin hot, red, dry  Confusion  Irrationality  Rapid pulse and breathing  FIRST AID  CALL 911  All of previous  Remove clothing and sponge with cool water  Ice packs in armpits and groin
    16. 16. PREVENTION TEMPERATURE > 85 & TEMP + HUMIDITY > 150 = DANGER
    17. 17. WATER HAT AFTERNOON BREAK
    18. 18. FOOD POISONING
    19. 19. TICKS!
    20. 20. LYME DISEASE
    21. 21. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER
    22. 22. ERLICHIOSIS
    23. 23. TICK ATTACHED OVER 36 HOURS? SYMPTOMS Fever Aches and Pains Rash TREATMENT Remove Tick See doctor Antibiotic
    24. 24. PULL STRAIGHT UP
    25. 25. PREVENTION STAY ON TRAIL CHECK! SOCKS OVER PA USE REPELLANT COVER UP, LIGHT COLORSPERMETHRIN ON CLOTHES
    26. 26. MOSQUITO BORNE INFECTIONS
    27. 27. WEST NILE VIRUS MOST PEOPLE DON'T GET SICK Fever Headache Spotty Rash ENCEPHALITIS  High Fever  Stiff Neck  Confusion  Seizures  Weakness or paralysisPREVENTION Insect Repellant No Standing Water Inside in Early Evening TREATMENT Supportive care
    28. 28. Yarnell, AZ July 2013 WILDFIRE
    29. 29. CHECK B4 U GO www.inciweb.org www.smokeybear.com
    30. 30. DON'T EXERT yourself in smoky conditions.
    31. 31. WATER BORNE DISEASES
    32. 32. BLUE GREEN ALGAE DON'T DRINK OR SWIM Microcystin is common in lakes Toxin may be present without visible algae Not removed by boiling or filtering Causes: Rash Diarrhea Hepatitis Liver Cancer
    33. 33. AMOEBIC MENINGITIS KEEP HEAD ABOVE WATER IN WARM LAKES AND HOT SPRINGS
    34. 34. LEPTOSPIROSIS AVOID SWIMMING and PADDLING AFTER HEAVY RAIN
    35. 35. VIBRIO Check for closures Don't harvest from sun exposed areas Cook to 145 degrees Don't eat raw in summer Shellfish Safety Hotline 1-800-562-5632
    36. 36. TOXIC SHELLFISH
    37. 37. PACIFIC SEA NETTLEPREVENTION Keep skin covered or apply vaseline TREATMENT Rinse with sea water, not fresh Remove tentacles Apply paste of baking soda and seawater. When dry scrape off with credit card.
    38. 38. FLASH FLOODS  Don't drive across flooded roads  12-18 inches of water can float and flip a car  If you get stuck, get out of the car and seek higher ground
    39. 39.  Don't hike narrow canyons when it looks like rain  Don't camp in dry washes or at edge of streams  In case of rising water climb up, don't try to run.
    40. 40. SAFE RIVER CROSSING  Not over thighs  Not too fast (stick)  Not narrow spot  No tumbling rocks  No strainers downstream  Safe exit point SHOULD YOU DO IT?
    41. 41. CROSSING METHODS Backpack chest and waist straps undone Shoes on.
    42. 42. HAVE FUN, BE SAFE www.climate911.org

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