Climate Change and Human Health
Climate change poses many threats to the health and well-being of all Americans. Explore our newest content on the risks to human health and populations that are particularly vulnerable.
Join the Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge
Help raise awareness of extreme heat risks! Share your community’s strategies for communicating heat risks to our most at-risk populations. Apply now through July 22nd.
National GHG Emission and Sinks: 1990-2020
Explore the key findings and data from the latest national GHG emissions and sink trends report.
Check out EJSCREEN: the Agency's screening and mapping tool that helps you better understand environmental and health burdens in communities. Explore the tool - now optimized for your mobile device!
Understanding and addressing climate change is critical to EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment. EPA tracks and reports greenhouse gas emissions, leverages sound science, and works to reduce emissions to combat climate change. Learn more about the objectives of the EPA Climate Change website.
EPA is committed to advancing the goals of environmental justice for all Americans, including those historically marginalized, overburdened, underserved, and living with the legacy of structural racism. Additional web content about climate change and environmental justice is currently under development.
The Biden-Harris administration has taken executive actions to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad, protect public health and the environment and restore science to tackle the climate crisis, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Learn more about The President’s approach to addressing climate change.