Kim Knowlton is Senior Scientist on NRDC’s Global Warming and Health Project. She works with the Health and Environment Program on communicating the health impacts of global warming, and also on advocating for public health strategies to prepare for and prevent these impacts. Her research has looked at heat- and ozone-related mortality and illnesses as well as possible connections between climate, pollen, allergies and asthma. She received a doctorate in public health from Columbia University, where she was a postdoctoral research scientist before joining NRDC, and where she is currently Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
Insuring a Climate-Ready Future
2012 kicked off with an unusually warm January across most of the US: fifteen states had “much above normal” temperatures, in the top 10% of warmest Januaries on record.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The Staggering Health Costs of Climate Change
The extreme weather just won’t seem to leave people alone this year. I’m talking to an arborist to find replacements for beloved lilac bushes and one magnolia tree that just got tall enough to lend some nice summer shade, now snapped off in its prime by last weekend’s wet October snowfall that’s being called “ Snowtober ” by some.