Health Is A Major Motivator for American Climate Action

By Meighen Speiser
Last fall, several national and international academies issued reports on the impacts of climate change, including on human health. From the IPCC to NCA4, WHO, and Lancet reports, the impacts on health were found to be more severe and pervasive than previously thought. But are Americans making the health and climate connection? Are they seeing the impacts of climate on their personal or families’ health? Do they understand that climate solutions benefit their health and wellbeing? In support of National Public Health Week, a weeklong event that is devoting a day to climate and health, we explored American awareness and understanding on the topic. The results show promise. Our new research finds that Americans report health impacts from climate, see the health benefit of solutions, trust health professionals on the issue, and see action as a moral imperative. In short, they found that health may be a major motivator for American climate action. See the full results of the survey HERE.

Subscribe

Stay connected and get updates from Climate for Health.

Subscribe

You May Also Like

September 15, 2021

Children’s Environmental Health Day is the second Thursday of October, and is a great opportunity to amplify climate advocacy. In a special episode of Let’s...

Read More

September 13, 2021

Nurses are the most trusted leaders on climate solutions. As the 2021 school year starts, we have an incredible opportunity to support youth leadership on...

Read More

August 30, 2021

On Monday, August 30, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE). This...

Read More
climate-for-helth-logo-white

 

Climate for Health is a program of ecoAmerica

 

© ecoAmerica 2006 – 2021 The contents of this website may be shared and used under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.