Posts tagged "climate change"
Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Lisa Del Buono, MD, co-leader of the Northern Michigan Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, makes the case for transitioning to a low carbon economy and charging a fee on carbon as a leading solution.
Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

APHA’s Surili Patel discusses the role of energy in climate change and outlines action steps to reduce its impact.
Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

In a post highlighting February’s theme of climate justice, Adriana Garcia of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and David Chang of WE ACT for Environmental Justice discuss the connections between climate justice and health in Northern Manhattan.
Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

The science is clear. Climate change is happening and it’s affecting our health. That was the convincing message delivered by a panel of experts presenting at last week’s Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, hosted by APHA and others.

Feb. 17 news: Climate & Health Meeting, Zika testing mistakes, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services nominee

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Panelists at the Climate & Health Meeting discussed ways we can find solutions to climate change from low- and middle-income countries.
“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

An afternoon session at the Climate & Health Meeting on “Protecting public health from climate-related threats: From science to practice in the United States” highlighted a wide variety of public health efforts in diverse settings.
Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Turning the tide against climate effects can be daunting. But during a series of special keynote addresses at the Climate & Health Meeting, leaders spoke about what’s being done to fight back against climate change.
Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
APHA’s Year of Climate Change and Health: February focus on climate justice

APHA’s Year of Climate Change and Health: February focus on climate justice

APHA has declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. Learn about the initiative and this month's theme of climate justice from APHA's Surili Patel.
APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

Former Vice President Al Gore, APHA and others announced they would host a meeting on climate change and health Feb. 16 in Atlanta.
Watch: APHA lauded for climate change work during HHS nominee hearing

Watch: APHA lauded for climate change work during HHS nominee hearing

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gave APHA a shout-out during yesterday's Senate hearings for HHS Secretary-designate Rep. Tom Price.