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Why Nuclear Power Is Not a Healthy Solution to Climate Change

Houston, we’ve got a problem. And if the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling the bluff of the nuclear industry, we know it’s a big one. The recent climate talks in Paris have heightened discussions about how to replace America’s addiction to coal, oil, and gas. The solutions, as we know, are […]

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How I Met My Latest “Climate Crush”…Ed Begley, Jr. at the APHA Annual Meeting

One night a few weeks ago, I was preparing to depart for Chicago for four days of nearly 24/7 public health events. I had just changed out of my Halloween costume, packed my toothbrush, set my alarm for 5 a.m., and started counting Z’s, when my cell phone lit up. On the line was ecoAmerica […]

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Climate Change Acceptance Is Up – Concern Is Not

As we have discussed in previous posts, acceptance of climate change among Americans is on the increase – 70 percent of Americans (and 54 percent of Republicans) say they believe climate change is happening. However, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only one out of three are […]

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Today’s Pediatricians Are Taking a Stand for Our Children’s Health in a Climate-Changing World

We’ve all heard the phrase “Nothing is more important than a child’s health.” But as a mom unexpectedly navigating the pediatric medical system for the last six months to find successful treatment for my son’s illness, that time-worn adage has transmuted into a real-time preoccupation. At times like this, we turn to our trusted pediatricians […]

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Getting People to Listen to Your Climate Message: 3 Tips from Communications Expert Ed Maibach

As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, a growing majority of Americans (including conservatives) believe climate change is happening and that humans play a role. But what about those people who still either aren’t convinced, or think climate change is unrelated to human activity? With the right approach, it’s possible to engage that segment of the population […]

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Clean Energy Saves Lives

This September, nearly 200 concerned and committed physicians, nurses, and healthcare and public health professionals from across the country came together in Washington D.C. for an intensive two-day, action-oriented Climate Health Summit. Participants engaged with many of the nation’s leading climate and health experts to learn more about the health harms of climate change and […]

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Climate Health Summit: It’s “Back-to-School” Time for Students and Health Professionals Alike

In our home, we’re admittedly a little heavy hearted bidding adieu to the “freedom months” (as my kids refer to summer), and swapping out beach bags and pool towels for over-laden backpacks and P.E. clothes. Although I am long past reveling like my kids in three months of summer break, I am a true summer […]

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Who Do You Trust on the Clean Power Plan: The Black Chamber of Commerce or the Climate Activists?

According the Obama administration, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will save the average family $85 a year on their energy bills, save consumers $155 billion, and create tens of thousands of new jobs. But the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has been saying the opposite. As this article from Inside Climate News reports, NBCC […]

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US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. As a step to try to adapt, Obama announced power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Obama’s Messaging About the Clean Power Plan Resonates With Americans

The key to good climate communication is to understand what’s important to people, and show how climate change affects those things. In President Obama’s recent remarks announcing the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, he did just that.   Our research has shown that Americans put their families first, and are still firmly committed to the […]

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How Foundations and Donors Can Support a “Climate for Health”: A New Report

Philanthropic donors and foundations are often focused on improving public health and safety, reducing hunger and poverty, and caring for the disadvantaged – which is why more philanthropic efforts should focus on climate solutions. As numerous studies like the recent Lancet Commission report have shown, climate change has a profound impact on health, from respiratory […]

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