Climate Has an Impact on those Impacted by Coronavirus
We know that persons experiencing respiratory conditions are negatively impacted by air pollution and that poor air quality and high levels of particle pollution continue to exist in our major cities. Burning fossil fuels in coal-fired power plants produce soot while fossil fuel-powered cars, trucks, and boats are the main contributors to poisonous carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide which produces smog (and respiratory illnesses) on hot days. Recent studies have found that air pollution may be a ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths (the Guardian).
We strongly urge Texas members of Congress and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to make important investments that more effectively rebuild our economy. It is time to listen to the scientists and other healthcare experts and bolster 21st-century policies that will put Americans to work rebuilding a clean economy.