All articles related to "climate change":

Shedding light on climate change’s threats to health

Gina McCarthy wants to get the word out that climate change is more than just “a distant issue”—that it’s a very real threat to public health right now. In a wide-ranging March 21, 2019 interview with Medscape, McCarthy,…

How to talk to a climate skeptic

March 6, 2019 – If you’re talking to a person who’s skeptical about climate change, should you argue with them about scientific evidence? Maybe not, says Aaron Bernstein, co-director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global…

Health departments facing climate-related health issues

State and local public health departments across the U.S. have begun to prepare and respond to health risks related to climate change, including hazards such as extreme weather events, wildfires, and tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. Efforts underway at…

EPA is losing employees—and they’re not being replaced

Record numbers of employees are leaving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many are not being replaced, leaving behind a demoralized workforce, according to recent reports. In a February 15, 2019 story on Boston’s WGBH radio, current and…

Heat is a 'silent killer'

In this week’s podcast we explore the health threat posed by severe heat and how our society needs to adapt in the decades ahead.

Instead of beef, try this

Swapping beef for foods like beans, nuts, and peas can benefit people’s health, say experts—and it can help the planet’s health, too. While eating too much red meat has been linked with many chronic diseases, including type 2…

Vegan diet can benefit both health and the environment

There is strong evidence that a plant-based diet is the optimal diet for living a long and healthy life, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition expert Walter Willett. In a January 7, 2019 interview…

Op-ed: McCarthy urges action on a warming climate

Although the latest news on climate change paints a dire picture, Gina McCarthy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that states, cities, and individuals can take action to cut the carbon emissions that are driving…