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climate change and health

New Lancet Report: Climate Change Is Biggest Health Threat and Greatest Health Opportunity of 21st Century

From a rise in respiratory ailments caused by pollution, to the spread of vector-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, climate change is having an increasingly severe impact on public health. Yet 70 percent of Americans are still unaware of the link between climate and health. A new report by the Lancet Commission on Health and […]

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Tony McMichael

A Call For Health Leaders To Speak Out on Climate Change

In 2014, the climate movement lost a true pioneer. Public health researcher Tony McMichael, who was the first to make the link between global health and climate, passed away in September at the age of 71.   As this NPR article explains, many of the 300+ scientific papers McMichael published over course of his career […]

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CDC Grand Rounds

CDC Holds First-Ever “Grand Rounds” Focused on Climate Change and Health

Evidence of climate change grows stronger every day – and the higher temperatures and extreme weather we’re seeing pose an increasing threat to our national health. In yesterday’s Public Health Grand Rounds webcast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explored the impacts of climate change and the strategies being used to confront those […]

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