Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Climate advocates should build ties with the public-health community | Grist

Climate advocates should build ties with the public-health community | Grist: "The Lancet‘s recent study found that climate policy written without bearing health costs in mind was far more expensive, far less beneficial to communities, and left potential savings of tens of billions of dollars on the table. It found that “the measures needed to make the necessary reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions are those needed to protect and improve global health. Overall, what is good for tackling climate change is good for health.”"

I've also been reading about this in my alumni magazine from UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Prof. Kirk Smith is, I believe, one of the authors of the piece in the Lancet and is articulating the "co-benefits" (to health and to climate) of social changes.

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