Citizens’ Climate Lobby

CCL Training: Health Impacts of Climate Change & Burning Fossil Fuels

April 16, 2021

Join medical doctors and CCL Health Action Team co-leaders Rob & Lori Byron for a webinar that will explore the health implications of Dr. Shindell's testimony: Health and Economic Benefits of a 2ºC Climate Policy, the research behind CCL's messaging highlighting that the Energy Innovation Act "will improve health and save 4.5 million American lives over the next 50 years by reducing pollution Americans breathe. Poor air quality is responsible for as many as 1 in 10 American deaths today, and sickens thousands more." Increasing levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in our atmosphere bring about human health consequences. The release of toxic pollutants is hardest on vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, frontline communities and those with asthma or cardiovascular disease.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:18) Health Impacts Overview
  • (6:09) Fetal & Maternal Impacts
  • (9:04) Nutrition Impacts
  • (12:40) Air Quality
  • (17:43) Health Benefits
  • (20:38) Next Steps

 

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