Gina McCarthy’s mission to protect public health and defend science

May 31, 2018 — This week the Harvard Chan School launched the new School-wide Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE). Under the leadership of Director Gina McCarthy, C-CHANGE will use science to drive action on climate change and improve public health. It’s something McCarthy is familiar with; as former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, she led the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change. In this week’s episode we sit down with McCarthy for a passionate conversation about climate change, public health, and science. McCarthy explained why scientists need to change how they communicate about climate change to convey the human health effects, shared how we all can get involved to drive environmental changes at the local level, and weighed in on the Trump Administration’s attacks on science and the mission of the EPA.

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Can Gina McCarthy help save the planet one straight-talking conversation at a time? (Harvard Chan School news)