During the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change and Health with a focus this month on Extreme Weather, Hurricane Harvey and other weather events have shown that the time has never been more appropriate for health professionals to take action on the linkages between climate change and health.
Each fall, ecoAmerica hosts the American Climate Leadership Summit, the nation’s largest gathering of leaders to broaden and activate climate leadership and galvanize support for solutions. This year's event expects over 350 health, faith, and local community leaders, and provides an opportunity to amplify the health sector voice on climate solutions.
With inaction on climate policy at the federal level, hope can at times be at a low ebb for those who care about public health and the environment. However, a new report by both the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and Climate for Health partner George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, as well as a recent online survey, show how public perceptions of climate change are evolving.
As the federal government waivers and remains gridlocked on policy to protect the public’s health from the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions, this week marked the launch of a new initiative by the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, a Climate for Health partner, to tap into the tremendous power that health professionals possess to inspire change.