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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE makes climate change personal by connecting it to health and highlighting how climate solutions can provide for a healthier and more just world today and a livable future for our children.

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Your monthly dose of good news about climate action

The Climate Optimist brings you helpful tips and good news each month to help you stay focused on our shared mission to improve health by tackling climate change.

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Featured Issues

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Climate, Kids, and Health

Showing how climate solutions and transitioning to clean energy protects children from dangerous pollutants and helps them live healthier lives today and in the future.

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Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Reducing the risks of emerging infectious diseases by catalyzing actions that bring us back into balance with nature.

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Youth Summit on Climate, Equity, and Health

Join our annual student summit to learn how to be a climate and health leader in your community.

Featured News

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Doctors say ‘fossil fuel addiction’ kills, starves millions

“This isn’t a rare cancer that we don’t have a treatment for. We know the treatment we need. We just need the willpower from all of us and our leaders to make it happen," says our Yerby Fellow Dr. Renee Salas.

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Hospitals in Coastal Cities Risk Flooding Even in ‘Weak’ Hurricanes, Study Finds

We looked at the flooding risk to nearly 700 hospitals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts due to storms and sea level rise made worse by climate change.

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Shaken by heatwaves, U.S. clinics get tips on staying cool

Featuring our toolkit for protecting the most vulnerable patients from heatwaves, working in collaboration with Americares and sponsored by Biogen.

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Climate action is one of our greatest opportunities to improve health and equity.

- Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE