Climate Change Is a Health Emergency

Over 70 public health and medical groups teamed up to call climate change a health emergency and push for a shift away from fossil fuels, NBC reports.
 
The Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda, released ahead of tonight’s first Democratic presidential primary debate in Miami, urges political candidates to keep climate change on the political agenda and act on the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Inside Climate News

Signatories so far include the American Lung Association, the American College of Physicians and multiple state-level and academic public health organizations.
 
The Quote: “I’ve seen a lot, but this scares me,” Boris Lushniak, former US deputy surgeon general and dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, told Inside Climate News.

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