Congress Needs to Step up on Climate Emergency, Support Clean Energy and cut Big Oil Subsidies February 12, 2020

Amanda Millstein, MD, San Francisco PSR | Informed Comment

The climate crisis is here. It is real and it is hurting our health. As physicians in Northern California, my colleagues and I see how climate change is making our patients sicker every day. We see infants and children with worsening asthma due to wildfire smoke exposure. We see adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring stronger and more toxic medication due to worsening air pollution caused by gas-powered cars. And we see children and adults who are increasingly anxious and depressed about the fate of our planet. And they are right: our health and future — as well as that of all of humanity — is at stake.

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