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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-NOVEMBER 10

By Tim Kelly
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Each week, Climate for Health shares the past week’s most interesting and useful climate stories. Check in to learn about major developments in climate and health, new findings in climate research, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.

Impacts

In their new book, Jay Lemery, MD, Climate for Health Leadership Circle member and expert in wllderness and environmental medicine, and Paul Auerbach, MD, specialist in emergency medicine, share their physicians' perspective on the health impacts of climate change

Sounding the alarm on climate change: In book 'Enviromedics,' physicians explore link between global warming and human health by Chris Casey, CU Anschutz Today

As climate change-linked wildfires threaten to undo decades of progress on reducing air pollution, even short term wildfire events may have long term impacts on human health

Climate change–fueled wildfires pollute the air and make people sick by John Upton and Barbara Feder Ostrov, Grist

The Fourth National Climate Assessment reports on profound past and future changes for the American west and shares necessary measures for alleviating them

What a new report on climate science portends for the West: From wildfires to drought, a look at a warming world by Maya L. Kapoor, High Country News

Joshua Tree National Park shares the facts, just the facts, on the ways a warming climate is impacting our planet

Official National Park account: There's 'overwhelming consensus' on climate change by Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

Perspectives

Last week, the American Public Health Association held its Annual Conference in Atlanta, its capstone event recognizing 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health

Welcome to APHA 2017: Climate Changes Health by Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Contributor, HuffPost

In this month's American Climate Perspectives Survey, 75% of Americans say a candidate’s stance on climate change will sway how they vote and climate concern is rising after hurricanes

American Climate Perpsectives, November 2017 by ecoAmerica

Solutions

As nations continue to convene for this year's Summit in Bonn, Germany, hosted by Fiji, they must commit to significant action to meet the goals set forth at COP 21 in Paris in 2015

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

The Archbishop of Canterbury discusses the role of the faithful in loving one's neighbor and addressing climate change

Our Moral Opportunity on Climate Change by Justin Welby, Op-Ed Contributor, The New York Times

"Smarter energy is...a huge economic opportunity. And that’s something we should all be supporting, no matter what our political affiliation."

Energy Efficiency: Bipartisan Solution That Needs Support by Ralph Cavanagh, National Resources Defence Council

In its new Let's Lead on Climate guide, ecoAmerica shares inspiring examples of local leaders moving their communities forward on climate, including Shanda Demorest of Health Students for a Healthy Climate, the subject of this week's blog.