New Let’s Talk Climate episode, “Climate Change & Health Equity: Addressing Local Air Pollution”

By Rebecca Rehr

Earlier this year, the Environmental Defense Fund published new research that showed a large and unequal health burden from air pollution in California’s Bay Area. On this special episode of Let’s Talk Climate, Dr. Elena Craft, Senior Director of Climate and Health at the Environmental Defense Fund explains the top level findings and provides examples for climate action that improves air quality and increases health equity. “Air pollution is actually now the biggest environmental risk for early death. It’s responsible for 6 million premature deaths each year” which is why EDF wanted to better understand disparities in local air pollution concentration and exposure. 

We understand the ambitious climate action we must all undertake as individuals and a nation to protect public health, and the planet for ourselves and future generations. As Dr. Craft reminds us, “We each have a role…to help meet that larger goal and to help move the country in the right direction.” 

Watch the full episode.

Subscribe

Stay connected and get updates from Climate for Health.

Subscribe

You May Also Like

January 24, 2022

Last year was difficult for many reasons, and with multiple COVID-19 variants, wildfires, extreme winter storms, record-breaking heat waves, and the third-most active Atlantic hurricane...

Read More

January 19, 2022

The first Let’s Talk Climate episode of the year gave us lots of hope and inspiration through the topic, “Welcoming 2022 with Climate Optimism” with...

Read More

January 4, 2022

As a Global Health nurse interested in improving health worldwide, I am guided in part by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and recognize...

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.