Text Books and Training

  • Climate Change and Public Health – Textbook that provides a thorough overview of the many health and public health issues facing individuals and communities.
  • Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers and the Fate of Nations (2017).  Written by a pioneering epidemiologist who developed the connection between epidemiology and global environmental change.  Author: Anthony McMichael
  • WHO Training Course: The Training Course consists of 19 sessions in the format of PowerPoint slides and text notes. A “Participants’ Guide”, a “Facilitators’ Guide”, associated bibliography and key reference documents, copies of two IPCC glossaries, and a list of acronyms used in the course are provided.

Journal and News Articles

  • Climate Change is Cooking Our Workforce (July 2018), Washington Post Op-ed, D Arkush & D Michaels (former head of OSHA, USA)
  • The Climate Apartheid: How Global Warming Affects the Rich and Poor (2017), The Rolling Stone
  • What are the Actual Impacts of Climate Change on South Africa’s Environment? The Green Times
  • In The Sweltering South, Climate Change is Now a Workplace Hazard, August 2017. New York Times

TED Talks

  • Why Climate Change is a Human Rights Issues
    A series of TED Talks to learn about the ways climate change is deeply altering how we live, where we live and the foods we eat – ultimately threatening some of our most basic human rights.
  • Why I must speak out about climate change 
    Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.


  • Welcome to the Anthropocene (3 min) — A film about the state of the planet—opened the UN's Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date (2012).
  • The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change (3 min) – Summary of the classic report by the same name (2015).
  • Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (3 min) Description of progress made in understanding future climate change, providing an increasingly robust basis for policy development (Kulima Integrated Development Solutions (2017).
  • Do No Harm (3 min) – Description about fighting climate change by reducing toxins and waste from health care (Health Care Without Harm, 2016).
  • How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint (2 min) – Animated video describing what is a carbon footprint and how to reduce yours (2014).
  • Beyond the Anthropocene (21 min).  Description about how the biomes that regulate the stability of the earth’s systems are being disturbed by greenhouse gases (Johan Rockström, 2017).
  • Life in Syntropy. Demonstrates how it is possible not only to restore damaged soil but also create a system that blends agriculture and forestry that is productive and profitable.