Tracking Climate Change
CDC's Tracking Network uses data from many sources to track the effects of climate change. While there are a number of indicators related to climate change, the Tracking Network currently has data on extreme heat and flood vulnerability.
CDC scientists are working with other organizations, agencies, and partners in the United States and around the world to monitor climate change and its health effects. CDC's Climate and Health Program looks for people in places who could be most affected by climate change. The program uses forecasts of future climate change trends and studies how diseases have spread in similar conditions in the past to find and respond to possible health threats now and in the future. Although scientific understanding of the effects of climate change is still emerging, there is a pressing need to prepare for potential health risks.
Many agencies and organizations, along with CDC, track and record important changes in our environment. These agencies include:
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- U.S. Global Change Research Program
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)