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As nurses, we know that clean air is essential for human health. Yet many people in the United States are living in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

Father and son on bikes near a wind farm

Americans’ attitudes on climate are changing, and the change is in a positive direction.

Addressing climate change can be overwhelming and daunting. However, NEHA and its Climate Change Program are up for the challenge.

pediatrician

Are Americans looking to leaders outside of the political arena for guidance on climate change?

Climate change is today’s greatest public health challenge. While all of us will experience the health impacts of climate change, some groups, including tribal communities, are particularly vulnerable. Climate justice requires ensuring fair treatment of all people — regardless of race, gender and socioeconomic status — in creating policies and practices to address climate change. 

Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire

I often struggle to instill in undergraduate nursing students the concept of inequity and why this is an important concept to understand for their nursing practice.

A clean energy future is within our grasp.

city biking commute

This guest blog from Climate for Health's partner, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), explores active transportation as a climate solution. ACSM's ActivEarth initiative is an innovative global-scale, science-based and science-informed initiative intent on improving public health, the environment and the economy through greater levels of physical activity. The original blog post can be found on ACSM's website. 

Pew’s January 2018 polling results found a seven point increase in just the last year in Americans saying that protecting the environment should be a top policy priority and 46% of Americans now say climate change should be a top policy priority, the highest since Pew started asking this question* in 2007.  Key findings from ecoAmerica’s 2017 American Climate Metrics Survey indicate that Americans place the highest levels of trust in scientists (70%) and health professionals (62%).  Leaders in the health community face a momentous opportunity to champion climate solutions as a priority for public health.