White House Announces Plan To Tackle The Health Threats Of Climate Change

The White House is getting serious about tackling the health impacts of climate change, announcing Tuesday a suite of initiatives aimed at educating Americans about how climate change affects their health and addressing the most pressing impacts of a warming world.

The announcement includes a range of new public and private sector initiatives and projects, including health-related projects from companies like Microsoft and Google, the creation of a coalition to educate health care professionals on the risks climate change poses to health, and the release of two government reports on health and climate change.

On a press call, senior adviser to President Brian Deese said that though the White House has stressed the link between climate change and health in the past, these new initiatives are meant to “step up that effort.” He also said that tying climate change to health is an effective way to educate Americans about the threat.

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