When It Comes To Our Health, We Have No Time To Waste
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This piece was co-authored by Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project; Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association; and Dr. Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute.
The evidence is clear that the climate crisis is a major threat to public health. Heat waves increase air pollution and illness. Severe changes in weather and drought threaten crops, water supplies, natural resources, and the very ability of people in some countries even to feed themselves. Yet the importance of this connection between the crisis and health already receives too little attention, and in the United States, we now face an emerging policy environment that is, at best, indifferent and, at worst, antagonistic to climate action.
However, political change cannot be allowed to slow action on climate change. It succeeded in cancelling a major summit on climate change and health to be hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
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