Climate change isn’t just happening in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica where more ice is melting year after year. Its impact is being felt right here at home, and it’s posing a threat to the health of millions of Americans, say doctors representing 11 top U.S. medical societies. They are joining forces in Washington, D.C., today to speak out about the health risks posed by climate change.
. . . “We think that people are largely unaware that climate has anything to do with their health. They think of it as an environmental issue and put it into an environmental box or a political box. But we think people need to know that this is about their health. It’s not one of those boxes. The truth is, it’s affecting somebody you know,” she said.