NOAA Scientists Provide Technical Input to the Health Sector section of the National Climate Assessment 2013 Report
Climate change imperils human health, posing real and potential threats and costs. To gain a broader understanding of the health effects of climate change in the Southeastern United States and also to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment report, a workshop under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program brought together biological, physical and social scientists and also public health and natural resource decision makers.
Participants focused on impacts, risks, and vulnerabilities – both current and future. National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers participated and also presented a case study: Tidal Creek Ecosystems: Sentinel Habitats for Assessing and Predicting the Consequences of Coastal Development and Climate Change.
Additionally, as members of the steering committee, the Hollings Marine Laboratory Director and Principal Scientist helped plan and organize the workshop. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-hosted the event which occurred February 13-14 in Charleston SC.