NRDC Issue Brief: Climate Change and Health in Michigan



Climate change is altering seasonal patterns, making hot days more intense, and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events like the historic 2014 flooding in Metro Detroit. As a result, Michiganders face a variety of health impacts, including more heat-related illnesses, breathing and heart troubles, food and water contamination, traumatic injuries, mental health challenges, and exposure to infectious diseases. These threats will only increase as big polluters and our transportation systems continue to pump climate-changing pollution into the air. DOWNLOAD PDF>