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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TRECH Study

Our researchers are exploring how different transportation policies aimed at curbing climate change could influence equity and health through better air quality and increases in physical activity.

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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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Climate change and health care with Drs. Caren Solomon and Renee Salas

ClimateMD Leader Dr. Renee Salas talks about the unique role doctors can play to educate their patients about climate change, and the opportunity to advocate for climate solutions.

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Heat waves are deadlier than hurricanes and fires. Maybe they should get names, too

Heatwaves harm health, especially in vulnerable communities. Naming them can help us recognize heatwaves as a threat.

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Harvard and the Environmental Media Association Launch Reel Science

New web series features conversations between Kate Bosworth, Nikki Reed, Eric Christian Olsen and more with leading scientists on climate change and public health.

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The ability to turn climate change around into an opportunity to create better public health for all communities is the opportunity we need to grab today.

- Gina McCarthy, Chair, Board of Directors, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE