Not just for the preservation of our beautiful Earth, but for the preservation of our people.
Climate change and its damaging effects are rooted in science, not subjectivity.
If we care about the health of our generation and those to come, we need to make a stance to curb climate change. This includes holding the current administration accountable for decisions made to slash funding to important agencies like the EPA, whose mission is to protect our environment and health.
We cannot have healthy people without a healthy environment. We cannot have a healthy environment without healthy people.
Climate change factors such as extreme temperatures, poor air quality, natural disasters, water contamination and changes in infectious agents pose a direct threat to our health, including the increase of:
- heat-related death and illness
- worsened chronic conditions (such as cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease)
- hospital admissions (due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures)
- allergic reactions
- asthmatic episodes
- death and injury resulting from extreme events / natural disasters
- economic devastation
- vector-borne diseases, transmitted by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks
- water-related illnesses due to water contamination
These are just some of the risks posed to our health as a result of the devastating implications of climate change. The good news is each and every one of us can make a difference.
Want to help preserve our beautiful planet and our people?
Join your fellow citizens as they leverage their local communities, Congress and the media to make a difference in the health of world. Regardless of your political party, Citizens' Climate Lobby is empowering citizens to help solve key climate change issues, strengthen the economy and ensure a healthy future for our children and the generations to come.
Let's leave this Earth better, not worse.
For more information on climate change, including substantiating evidence and its effects on our health, visit GlobalChange.Gov.