Is Protecting People’s Health from Climate Change Really that Controversial?

“The evidence that climate change will have devastating effects on human health is clear. The time to act is now.” So write Anne Kesley Lamb and Linda Rudolph in an op-ed published in The Hill,  a policy and politics -focused newspaper published in Washington, D.C. They argue that “We have to work, simultaneously, to prevent climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to avoid worst-case scenarios, and prepare for it by making our communities more resilient against the impacts we face even under best-case scenarios.”

Anne is the Director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention while Linda is the a former deputy director of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the California Department of Public Health, and was recognized as a public health and climate change Champion of Change by the White House.  Both are co-directors at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health.

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