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Op-Ed: From heat to mosquito-borne disease, climate change is already hurting our health Read more here

Most people know that if we don’t take action, climate change will leave a hotter, more chaotic, and more dangerous world for our children and grandchildren. But fewer think about the way it is hurting our health right now. As primary care physicians, we are deeply worried about the impact of the climate crisis on our health — and on our health-care system — in Fort Worth and beyond. It is, in effect, a slow-motion pandemic that too many health-care professionals and policymakers are ignoring. Let’s start with the most obvious effect of global warming: It’s ...

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As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

In dozens of major U.S. cities, low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be hotter than their wealthier counterparts.  As the planet warms, the urban poor in dozens of large U.S. cities will experience more heat than the wealthy, simply by virtue of where they live. And not only will more people get sick from rising temperatures in the future, but researchers also found they likely already are. Read article here: https://n.pr/2lyqCg9

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LTE: Climate Change is Health Emergency

Re: "Temperatures rise slightly in D-FW -- Analysis finds warming in some areas, modest cooling in other parts," Aug. 16 Metro & Business story, The Dallas Morning News. In response to your analysis of The Washington Post's report on trends in U.S. temperature increases, although temperature increases haven't been as dramatic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as in other parts of Texas, the trend to a warmer climate presents serious public health concerns. According to Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, we can expect to see increasing pandemics and other ...

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Researchers found that vibrio cases on the Texas could increase with changing climate conditions.

Doctors published a report on June 2019 in the Annals of Internal Medicine that state that warming water, due to climate change, is the cause for recent cases of the flesh-eating bacteria in the Delaware Bay, where reported cases used to be rare. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2jYLNHK

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