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Assessing climate change on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary

Aaron Bernstein says that climate change doesn’t scare him because he knows that there are solutions to the problem. Bernstein, interim director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Climate in the clinic

Physicians, health leaders discuss how to address the health impacts of climate change February 19, 2020 – Climate change—and how it affects health—should be front and center for doctors, health care workers, and hospitals. That was the key…

Climate change can harm both health and health systems

The warming planet could worsen health for patients with chronic conditions, lead to new health harms, and wreak havoc with health systems, according to an expert from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Renee Salas—an emergency room…

Gina McCarthy fighting climate change at NRDC

Despite increasingly dire reports about climate change—rising global temperatures, melting ice sheets, wildfires, intense storms—Gina McCarthy says she intends to keep fighting against it. A January 13, 2020, Boston Globe column profiled McCarthy, professor of the practice of…

‘The planet has a fever’

The last decade was the hottest ever, and 2019 was the second-hottest year ever, according to a report from two federal agencies. The annual global climate report from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used…

A focus on news about the environment

The Australian bush fires, the politics of climate change, and sea level rise in Boston’s disadvantaged neighborhood were among the topics discussed in a new environmental news roundtable on the WGBH radio show “Under the Radar with Callie…

‘Climate emergency’ is OED word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary chose “climate emergency” as its word of the year for 2019, reflecting the hundred-fold increase in the phrase’s usage over the previous year. Gina McCarthy, director of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s…