George Mason University Climate Experts Discuss Role Of Health Professionals In Addressing Climate Change
PLOS Medicine: Limiting global warming to 1.5 to 2.0°C — A unique and necessary role for health professionals
Edward W. Maibach, professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, and colleagues discuss the threat of climate change on global health; outline three objectives in addressing climate change — clean energy, carbon drawdown, and preparedness; and discuss the role of health professionals in meeting these objectives. The authors write, “Climate solutions are health solutions, and health solutions are economic solutions. Health professionals are among the people best positioned to make sure that the public and policymakers understand this” (5/14).