Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon » Homepage

Climate Projections

Public Health’s Role in Climate Projection

snow covered bridgeClimate projections use models to help predict how climate may change in the future. Climate models use quantitative methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice. They can also simulate different climate scenarios and help us understand what processes may or may not shape future outcomes.

When it comes to climate projections, our role is to connect climate data with expected health outcomes. Climate projections are critical to evaluating the magnitude and probability of potential adverse health effects. This information is used to conduct health impact assessments and evaluate local and regional vulnerabilities. It is also our responsibility to identify and advance climate research that is relevant and useful to public health decision-makers.

Selected Resources for Climate Projection

In Oregon

Pacific Northwest Region

National and International

These links are provided for informational purposes. The inclusion of any website here does not constitute or imply its endorsement by the Oregon Health Authority. OHA does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on these linked websites, and the views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of OHA.