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According to a coalition of medical groups, climate change, not cancer or heart disease, poses the greatest threat to public health today.
“The health, safety and well-being of millions of people in the U.S. have already been harmed by human-caused climate change, and health risks in the future are dire without urgent action to fight climate change,” say 74 medical groups that include prominent organizations like the American Medical Association and the American Heart Medical Association in a letter.
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The coalition describes climate change as the “greatest public health challenge of the 21st century” as part of their Climate, Health and Equity Policy Action Agenda.
“Therefore, we call on government, business, and civil society leaders, elected officials, and candidates for office to recognize climate change as a health emergency and to work across government agencies and with communities and businesses to prioritize action on this Climate, Health and Equity Policy Action Agenda,” the letter reads.
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They are also fans of a carbon tax as part of an overall “plan and timeline for reduction of fossil fuel extraction in the U.S.”
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