Planning for Community Resilience

Climate Change

Effects on Health and Tools for Extreme Events


Health is a factor of climate change affected by social and environmental changes; those include changes to clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food, and secure shelter. The World Health Organization states that climate change will produce overwhelmingly negative effects on health.

H-GAC land use, by parcel, present (2010; left) and future (2040; right). Read More

External Resources


  • Conlon K, Monaghan A, Hayden M, Wilhelmi O (2016) Potential Impacts of Future Warming and Land Use Changes on Intra-Urban Heat Exposure in Houston, Texas. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148890. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148890