CU Boulder team helps show climate change already harming public health

Climate change is already harming the health of people around the world and it will only get worse without intervention, according to a new report co-authored by University of Colorado Boulder faculty. With contributions from 120 experts at 35 institutions around the world, the 2019 Lancet Countdown report paints a grim picture of what the world will look like without a drastic change in the consumption of fossil fuels. Though the consequences of climate change — including disease outbreak, air pollution, wildfire risk, heat exposure and food and water insecurity — impact all age groups, children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to dying because of those impacts, according to the report. Read more about JPB Fellow Reid.