Last week, we joined more than 70 health and medical groups to launch The Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda to protect the health and safety of all people in the U.S. From exposure to extreme weather and heat waves to worsening air pollution and the spread of insect-borne disease – climate change is a health emergency.
Climate for Health was proud to join this group as an endorser of the Policy Action Agenda. Climate solutions are health solutions. The Policy Action Agenda calls for a rapid transition away from the use of coal, oil and natural gas to clean, safe, and renewable energy and energy efficiency. It also calls for action on active transportation, sustainable agriculture, and for climate solutions to be incorporated into all health care and public health systems. You can read more about the ten priority actions here: www.climatehealthaction.org
Physicians, nurses, and public health professionals are standing together to call climate change what it is: a health emergency, and we hope you will join us. We invite you to tweet, share, and spread the word about this Policy Agenda using #ClimateHealthEmergency, #ClimateChangesHealth and #ActOnClimate
For more information on Americans’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors on climate change that support this Call to Action, please visit ecoamerica.org/research.