The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health opposes President Biden’s decision to approve the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska.
Champions of the Month
Our director's statement on the EPA's proposal to cut methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the U.S.
The Inflation Reduction Act is a historic legislative victory for climate and health equity that will transform the US response to climate change and accelerate the clean energy transition. At the same time, the compromises included reinforce our imperative to advocate for equitable climate action.
Our statement on the reports of Senator Manchin halting progress on climate action
Our director's statement on the climate and health impacts of today's West Virginia v. EPA decision.
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health congratulates the American Medical Association on the resolution passed by the AMA House of Delegates that “declares climate change a public health crisis that threatens the well-being of every individual.”
America's health organizations are calling on the Biden Administration to invest in clean energy - not fossil fuels - to ensure energy independence.
The Consortium applauds the Biden Administration and world leaders for taking critical steps to reduce methane emissions, including the proposed EPA rule to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
As Thanksgiving approaches, The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health is grateful to President Biden and members of the House of Representatives for the passage of the Build Back Better initiative.
The Consortium welcomes and applauds the Biden Administration's new cross-agency initiative to protect workers and communities from the impacts of extreme heat.
The Sixth Assessment Report released from the IPCC turns up the dial on the urgency to respond to climate change and limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Our Director's statement on the Biden Administration's newly announced target of 50-52% emissions reductions by 2030.
The American Psychiatric Association and the APA Foundation work in a timely and fiscally responsible manner to end all financial investments or relationships (divestment) with companies that generate the majority of their income from the exploration for, production of, transportation of, or sale of fossil fuels.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognizes that climate change poses a threat to public health, including mental health. Those with mental health disorders are disproportionately impacted by the consequences of climate change.
The American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP) recognizes that climate change poses significant threats to public health in general and to mental health in particular. Persons with mental illnesses and behavioral health challenges are disproportionately impacted by the consequences of climate change.
February 5, 2019 - The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health (Consortium) announced today that the Infectious Diseases Society of America has signed on to the Consortium of 23 major medical societies declaring climate change a threat to health.
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recognizes climate change as a threat to human health. Therefore, ACPM advocates for public health engagement and action on climate change including adoption and implementation of effective mitigation and adaptation measures...
Climate Change Policy Statement
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) supports policies to address the projected impact of climate change on public health in the U.S. and globally.
There is a strong consensus among professional societies of physicians that the health and well-being of Americans are being adversely affected by climate change, and that these health concerns will continue to worsen as climate changes advance. Moreover, it is apparent that the very young and very old, as well as those of low-income and minority communities, are and will continue to be disproportionately affected by climate change.
Climate change has significant impact on human health, health care systems, and public health infrastructure. Human health is impacted by the increased frequency and severity of diseases exacerbated by changes in the environment and extreme weather events, in addition to the introduction of unprecedented pathology and worsening of existing chronic disease. Many of these associated health impacts have a direct result in the provision of emergency medical care and, therefore, are directly relevant to the practice of emergency medicine.
Submitted by: American Association of Public Health PhysiciansWHEREAS the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...