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White House Summit Addresses Climate Change’s Effects On Human Health

The Hill: White House makes public health pitch for climate change action
“Climate change puts public health at risk and more needs to be done to mitigate that threat, White House officials said on Tuesday. … The White House announced an assortment of measures to minimize the public health impacts on Tuesday … The new initiatives, and the White House’s summit, come the same day a medical journal released a major report on climate change’s effects on public health and after the EPA published a study on the economic results of combating it…” (Henry, 6/23).

U.S. News & World Report: White House Climate Change Summit Highlights Health Dangers
“Calls to counter climate change are nothing new, though they’ve hit a unique crescendo in recent days following a moral case made by Pope Francis for addressing a problem he acknowledged has been caused largely by humans. U.S. officials now also are arguing for the need to combat climate change by highlighting an area they say stands to suffer greatly from global warming: human health…” (Leonard, 6/23).

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