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Members in Action & Blog

  • Is the future just one long hot summer?

    Blog Post from Dr. Cecilia Sorensen,
    Global climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and impact of natural disasters and exacerbate underlying determinants of poverty and widespread effects on human health.

  • Minnesota health advocates praise increased social cost of carbon

    American Lung Association of Minnesota board member Dr. Gail Brottman stated that asthma is the most chronic childhood disease and the science is clear of the connection between it and particulate pollution.

  • August Champion

    Medical Champion for Climate & Health: Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, M.D., Pediatrician

  • Climate change and your health

    By Dr. Georgia Milan, Idaho State Journal: Doctors have become increasingly alarmed about the effects of climate change on human health.


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Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 4: Project Drawdown Webinar – 60 Minutes with Paul Hawken

    Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

  • Sept. 20: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate webinar

    Building on the research report, Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance, Climate for Health will be hosting a free webinar in partnership with the American Psychological Association.

  • September 8: USCHA Webinar: Introduction to the State Policy Initiative

    The US Climate & Health Alliance is holding a webinar about their new State Policy Initiative. They will walk you through the site, highlight our great tools, and answer questions/take feedback as well as begin the conversation about what folks would like to see in the future.

  • Aug 26: PrepareAthon at the Science Museum of Virginia

    Celebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free community event at the Science Museum of Virginia! Uncover life-saving information to protect your family during an emergency and learn more about resiliency.

Our Mission

The mission of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health is to inform the public and policymakers about the harmful health effects of climate change on Americans, and about the immediate and long-term health benefits associated with decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., heat-trapping pollution) and other preventive and protective measures.

Our Members

American Medical Women’s Association
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
American Association of Community Psychiatrists
California Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
American Geriatrics Society
Society of General Internal Medicine
National Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
American Podiatric Medical Association

Our Affiliates

Association for Humanistic Psychology
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
CCL Climate and Health
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Climate Psychiatry Alliance
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
American Meteorological Society
American Geophysical Union
American Medical Student Association
Asthma and Allergy Network
U.S. Climate and Health Alliance
Physicians for Social Responsibility
National Association of Social Workers
Moms clean air Force
Health Care Without Harm
Climate for Health
Children’s Environmental Health Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment
American Psychological Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America