SCIENCE FOR A HEALTHY, JUST, AND MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD

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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Youth Summit on Climate, Equity & Health

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Your monthly dose of good news in climate change

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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Climate MD

Engaging, supporting and empowering medical professionals to help turn awareness of the health threats posed by climate change into actions that improve health today

Featured News

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Gas Piped Into Homes Contains Benzene and Other Risky Chemicals, Study Finds

Our study analyzed 234 samples of unburned natural gas in homes throughout the Greater Boston Area.

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No Time to Waste

Scientists from across departments and research centers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are working collectively to meet the challenge of climate change.

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Climate action is critical for health equity. Community health clinics are key - and need more support.

We are working with Americares and Johnson & Johnson to develop climate health equity programs at community health clinics across the nation.

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

- Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE