Climate and Health


LTE: Climate change will affect us all

Check out this Letter to the Editor by Dr. Elliott Trester, a board member at Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, in the Austin American-Statesman on climate change, heat, and the impacts on public health. https://www.statesman.com/opinion/20191025/letters-to-editor-oct-26-2019

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Tell Congress: Pass Clean Energy Tax Incentives Now!

It is time to take action now that will protect our health, our planet, and our future. Urge your U.S. senators and representative to update and extend critical clean energy tax credits that promote a green economy and reduce carbon emissions. https://secure.psr.org/page/50402/action/1?ea.url.id=4236899&forwarded=true

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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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