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July 22, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health and Climate Change in Kansas (July 2019)

Few issues are as politically charged as climate change. According to many recent surveys, a majority of Americans believe that climate change is occurring, while opinions vary as to whether or not it is caused primarily by human activities. Among scientists, however, there is a strong consensus that our planet is warming and that the warming over the past 50 years has been caused primarily by human activities. This issue brief discusses the health conditions most likely to be exacerbated by key climate factors and examines the feasibility of using climate change literature and data sources to estimate impacts in Kansas.

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