Here’s what we know: climate change can make hurricanes worse. We care about the connections to climate change because we care about health. Climate change intensifies extreme storms which threaten health directly and indirectly. It is our time as health professionals to speak up and demand responsible, safe climate policies. The reality of Hurricane Harvey pushes us to continue this work for effective climate change policy. The health and livelihood of communities including those in Harvey’s path depend on it.
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Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of illness and chronic diseases linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. As stated in the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health and Urgent Call to Action, there is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment.
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