Smart Growth principles help states and municipalities retrofit their environment in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way which will help communities mitigate and adapt to potential public health problems that will arise from climate change. Additionally, implementing smart growth principles would help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, one of the primary greenhouse gases thought to be responsible for global climate change, by creating safe and accessible walkways, bike paths, and public transportation.
Climate change: past and future Most respondents did not think that climate change had already affected health in their state or territories… …but most believed that climate change would make several problems more common or severe Issues Likely Becoming More Commons or Severe Issue Area % Quantity of water issues (e.g.
Climate Change and Vector-Borne/ Zoonotic Diseases
Dr. George Luber (Acting Associate Director for Global Climate Change, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health) and Dr. Mike McGeehin (Director, CDC's Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health) discussed this important public health topic.