Climate change has been called “the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century,” so it’s no surprise that U.S. health care systems, associations, and clinicians joined the growing chorus of voices expressing dismay at Trump’s announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
Health care providers understand the dangers climate change poses to human health, hospital infrastructure, and their bottom line.
Despite expressions of disappointment and concern, health system leaders voiced confidence in their ability to forge ahead, recommitting to address climate change and protect the health of their patients and communities.
“The good news is that progress on climate solutions will continue to accelerate as cities, hospitals, schools, and businesses are increasingly showing the way toward a low-carbon future,” said Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm’s CEO and founder.
Read our full blog, featuring powerful statements from the health care sector, and join us as well as the thousands of local and state leaders and businesses, in taking action to protect the health of our people and planet.