Climate and Health News: Top Stories for the Week of May 7-May 13

By path2positive

Last week, we got several pieces of good news on the climate politics front: 

"Trump administration delays decision on leaving climate pact,” by Coral Davenport and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times

“Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation,” by Juliet Eilperin and Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post

“U.S. endorses global action to curb greenhouse gases at Arctic summit,” by Megan Darby, Climate Home

 

Creative solutions were evident on the state and local level:

“Rahm Emanuel recoups climate change info deleted from EPA website,” by Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun Times 

“Chugach Alaska Corporation sells carbon credits to California,” by Kristin Butler, Indian Country Today

 

Researchers identified new strategies for communicating #climatefacts, and for quickly reducing greenhouse gases:

“Study: To beat science denial, inoculate against misinformers' tricks,” by Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian

“Policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits,” Science Daily

 

And now that the field of Planetary Health has been officially launched with last week's conference, it's time to think about implementing solutions.

Recently released conference videos can get you up to speed. Watch them here.

It's all about taking the intiative--and in this coming Thursday's blog, “Climate Champion” Matthew Mueller will share his experience leading a communications workshop for fellow medical students and others. 

 

 

Miranda Spencer is a freelance writer and editor specializing in environmental issues. If you have comments, questions, ideas, or would like to submit a blog of your own, feel free to contact Tim Kelly at timk@ecoamerica.org.

 

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