The Consortium in the News

May 2020

Planet already seeing temperatures beyond human tolerance
News24 | May 25, 2020

Mona Sarfaty Profile
by Gray Babbs | Public Health Post | May 22, 2020

Planet Already Seeing Temperatures Beyond Human Tolerability
by Amy Norton | U.S. News | May 8, 2020

COVID-19 and the Environment: Is There a Relationship?
by Joyce Frieden | Medpage Today | May 5, 2020

April 2020

Air Pollution From Wildfires May Make Coronavirus More Lethal
by Kristen Gerencher | Forbes | Apr 27, 2020

January 2020

Hope – Despite Climate Change Denialists’ Indefatigabability
by Noel Turnbull | Blog| Jan 27, 2020

November 2019

Climate Change: Is Addressing It Part of the Doctor’s Job?
by Cheryl Clark | Medpage Today | Nov 18, 2019

Climate change will disproportionately threaten children’s health, new report says
by Brittany Vincent | Mic | Nov 14, 2019

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide
by Kendra Pierre-Louis | The New York Times | Nov 13, 2019

October 2019

Climate change in the curriculum
by Beth Howard | AAMC | Oct 8, 2019

The rising health threats of a hot planet
by Beth Howard | AAMC | Oct 8, 2019

A physician says we need to connect the dots between worsening health and climate change
by Dr. Susan Miller | Style Weekly | Oct 8, 2019

ACP Responds to WSJ Commentary on Social Justice Education in Medical School
by American College of Physicians (ACP) | Oct 4, 2019

September 2019

How to talk to your kids about climate change
by Nsikan Akpan | PBS News Hour | Sep 30, 2019

Time to Step Up Efforts to Protect Children from Climate Change
by Jerome A. Paulson | AAP Voices | Sep 25, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Support student climate strike
by Dr. Claire Gervais | Wisconsin State Journal | Sep 20, 2019

‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health?
by Emily Holden | The Guardian | Sep 16, 2019

August 2019

With climate change, outdoor workers ‘bear the brunt’ of rising temperatures
by Sarah Vogelsong | Virginia Mercury | Aug 27, 2019

Combating EPA Rollbacks — Health Care’s Response to a Retreat on Climate
by Gina McCarthy and Dr. Aaron Bernstein | The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) | Aug 22, 2019

Report: Climate change hazardous to the health of Ohio children
by Beth Burger | The Columbus Dispatch | Aug 22, 2019

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to American health
by Dr. Jonathan Fielding | The Hill | Aug 20, 2019

Why Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency
by League of Women Voters | Aug 18, 2019

Climate Change Is Now Part of Medical Education
by Rebecca Heilweil | Cheddar | Aug 13, 2019

A Public Health Emergency (letter)
Lancaster, PA Online | Aug 12, 2019

The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis
by Bruce R. Krawisz | Sojourners | Aug 9, 2019

Public Service Commission should set ambitious energy saving goals for power companies. They would improve the environment and residents’ health
by Dr. Cheryl Holder and Dr. Todd Sack | The Invading Sea | Aug 9, 2019

Climate change is making us sicker
by Dr. Homan Wai | Roanoke Times | Aug 8, 2019

Forces of nature: Doctors linking environment, climate change to health issues
by Treva Lind | The Spokesman Review | Aug 7, 2019

Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change
by Brianna Abbott | The Wall Street Journal | Aug 7, 2019

July 2019

Letter to the Editor: Health care professionals urge climate change action
by Dr. Samantha Ahdoot | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jul 26, 2019

Extreme Heat in Miami Will Only Get Worse, Scientists Warn
by Jess Nelson | Miami New Times | Jul 16, 2019

126 days with temps that feel like 105 degrees? Florida’s heading that way
by Kimberly Miller | Palm Beach Post | Jul 16, 2019

Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change?
by Martha Bebinger | NPR Radio – WAMU 88.5 | Jul 13, 2019

Climate change a threat to public health
by Dr. Lori Byron | Independent Record | Jul 7, 2019

AAFP Joins U.S. Call to Action on Climate Change
by Michael Devitt | AAFP News | Jul 2, 2019

June 2019

Climate change is affecting our health today

Climate change a threat to public health
by Dr. Lori Byron | Missoullian | Jun 28, 2019

Interview with Mona Sarfaty: Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency
by Julia Muldavin | AJ+ Facebook | Jun 27, 2019

Interview with Mona Sarfaty: Climate Change: A Health Emergency
by Julia Muldavin | AJ+ Instagram | Jun 27, 2019

Democratic Primary Debates; Climate Change; Sickle Cell
by Madison Roberts | wjct | Jun 26, 2019

Top Medical Orgs Declare Climate Change World’s ‘Greatest Public Health Challenge’
by Ayana Byrd | Colorlines | Jun 25, 2019

Climate change is a ‘health emergency,’ 74 medical and public health groups warn
by Associated Press | NBC News | Jun 24, 2019
View all media activity on the US Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda.

May 2019

Climate change disproportionately affects low-income populations
by Fox 4 Florida TV | May 16, 2019

Physicians Starting to Claim Climate Change Is ‘In My Lane’
by Dr. Neha Pathak | Medscape | May 7, 2019

Defenders of CO2 expand presence in Congress
by Scott Waldman | Climate Wire | May 2, 2019

April 2019

Northam must forward to improve health and away from the pollutants of the past
by Janet Eddy | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Apr 17, 2019

Climate Communications 101: the Trusted Messenger
by Sarah Finnie Robinson | BU Institute of Sustainable Energy | Apr 16, 2019

Dermatologists’ role critical in depoliticizing climate change
by SJ Coates et al | Helio Dermatology | Apr 11, 2019

New MIG Focuses on Climate Change, Environmental Health
by AAFP News | Apr 5, 2019

Climate Change, Allergies, and Health
by Suzanne Walker | Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Health Blog | Apr 5, 2019

Florida doctors warn of effects on health from climate change
by Amy Lipman | WPTV | Apr 4, 2019

March 2019

How Climate Change Is Affecting Residents’ Health In Miami
by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Cheryl Holder | NPR Radio – WAMU 88.5 | Mar 24, 2019

Forum: Gov. Whitmer is fighting for public health
by Dr. Lisa Del Buono | Record Eagle | Mar 2, 2019

Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in the Practice of Dermatology—A Call to Action
by Dr. Sarah J. Coates, Dr. Timothy H. McCalmont and Dr. Mary L. Williams | JAMA | Mar 2, 2019

February 2019

NJ Faces Growing Health Threat from Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes
by Jon Hurdle | NJ Spotlight | Feb 28, 2019

Medical community must sound alarm about climate change’s negative effects on health
by Dr. Cheryl Holder | Miami Herald | Feb 20, 2019

GOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats
by Jeremy Symons | The Hill | Feb 17, 2019

January 2019

Climate Change Is A Public Health Emergency, Doctor Says. Here’s How To Respond
by Meghna Chakrabarti | NPR Radio – WBUR 90.9 | Jan 23, 2019

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem
by Julia Belluz and Umair Irfam | Vox | Jan 19, 2019

December 2018

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
by Jacqueline Howard | CNN | Dec 5, 2018

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
by CNN | ABC Action News | Dec 5, 2018

Millions of Lives could be saved by tackling Climate Change: WHO
by Abha Toppo | Jagran Blog | Dec 6, 2018

Physician Action Needed in Face of Climate Change, ACP Says
by Marcia Frellick | Medscape | Dec 3, 2018

November 2018

Doctors add voices to fears climate change is posing health risks around the globe
by Joanne Finnegan | Fierce Healthcare | Nov 28, 2019

Associations Keep Attention on Climate Change Report
by Ernie Smith | New Associations | Nov 28, 2019

Congress, it’s time to follow your doctor’s prescription on climate change
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | The Hill | Nov 27, 2018

The Hill: Congress, It’s Time To Follow Your Doctor’s Prescription On Climate Change
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | Kaiser Health News | Nov 27, 2018

New goal in climate resilience: Racial equity
by Ines Kagubare | ClimateWire | Nov 26, 2018

Medical Societies Respond to National Climate Assessment
by The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health | YubaNet | Nov 23, 2018

Internists and Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health awarded grant
by American College of Physicians (ACP) | EurekAlert! | Nov 19, 2018

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.
by Ashley Welch | CBS News | Nov 14, 2018

Temperatures in Florida are Rising. For Vulnerable Patients, the Heat can be Life-threatening
by Kate Stein | FCIR | Nov 13, 2018

Physician Recognition – Inova Clinicians
by Loring Flint | INOVA Physician Brief | Nov 1, 2018

October 2018

Denials Down Under: Climate Change and Health
by Binoy Kampmark | International Policy Digest | Oct 25, 2018

Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health Reacts to Climate Report, EPA Proposal
by Scott Wilson | AAFP | Oct 23, 2018

Warming climate is already taking a toll on public health
by Don Paul | The Buffalo News | Oct 18, 2018

How climate change will affect your health
by Arman Azad | CNN | Oct 12, 2018

September 2018

Climate Crisis Call to Action: Major Obstacles but Hope for an “Energized Base”
by Dr. Caroline Wellbery | AM Rounds Journal | Sep 18, 2018

August 2018

Climate change is a health issue.
by Cynthia Mahoney | The Union | Aug 28, 2018

Analysis of new U.S. coal plant rules shows deadly dangers of air pollution
by MD Staff | Modern Diplomacy | Aug 26, 2018

Analysis of new U.S. coal plant rules shows deadly dangers of air pollution
by UN Environment Programme | Aug 25, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Revised Clean Power Plan Will Make Pollution Worse
by Washington Post | Science Alert | Aug 22, 2018

Trump administration proposes rule to relax carbon limits on power plants
by Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post | Aug 21, 2018

Administration proposes rule that would ease carbon limits on power plants
by Washington Post | The Seattle Times | Aug 21, 2018

Significant rise in mosquito “disease danger days” in U.S., report warns
by Ashley Welch | CBS News | Aug 13, 2018

June 2018 

How Climate Change Shapes Health, Health Care, and Physician Advocacy in Massachusetts
by Robyn Alie | Massachusetts Medical Society | June 2018

Climate change threatens public health
by Kathy Brazaitis | The Cap Times | Jun 18, 2018

Hiding in plain sight
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jun 12, 2018

Climate Change & Health – Radio Interview
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | Community Radio Station WERA 96.7 | Jun 5, 2018

May 2018 

Limiting global warming levels can reduce dengue fever cases
by Soma Das | Hindustan Times | May 29, 2018

Pediatricians warn that climate change is harming children’s health
by Katherine Martinko | Treehugger | May 10, 2018

Pediatricians are concerned about climate change, and here’s why
by Jacqueline Howard | CNN | May 8, 2018

Pediatricians are concerned about climate change, and here’s why
by Jacqueline Howard, CNN | picked up by Local 10 (Florida television) | May 8, 2018

Illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes, flea bites have tripled in recent years, CDC says
by Ashley Welch | CBS News | May 1, 2018
Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes Surge, CDC Says

by Ashley Welch, CBS News | 9 News | May 2, 2018
CDC Issues Warning On Bug-Borne Diseases In Wake Of New Report
by Ashley Welch, CBS News | Valley News Live | May 2, 2018
Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Flea Bites Have Tripled In Recent Years, CDC Says
by Ashley Welch, CBS News | 5 News Online | May 1, 2018
Illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes surge, CDC says
by Ashley Welch, CBS News | 10 TV WBNS | May 1, 2018

April 2018

The mental aftermath of hurricanes
by Lauren Sullivan | Fourth Estate | Apr 23, 2018

Protecting the Environment, Our Health
by AAFP News | Apr 17, 2018

Doctors Prescribe Climate Action for Better Health
by Juanita Constible & Clare Morganelli | NRDC Blog | Apr 11, 2018

A case for climate activism: but where are the medical students?
by Dr. Caroline Wellbery & Rhett Engelking | KevinMD | Apr 10, 2018

Climate Change Takes Particular Toll on At-Risk Communities
by Shannon Firth | Medpage Today | Apr 9, 2018

March 2018

JAMA Forum: Private and Public Sector Responses to Climate Change
by Dr. Howard K. Koh & Gina A. McCarthy | News @ JAMA | Mar 28, 2018

How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria
by Jane Palmer | CNN | Mar 20, 2018

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health Sounds the Alarm on Health Impacts of Climate Change
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | Mar 20, 2018

More than 370 Virginians attend DEQ hearings on carbon reduction
by Augusta Free Press | Mar 19, 2018

Climate Change Said to Be ‘Ultimate Social Determinant of Health’
by Mark Moran | Psychiatric News |Mar 13, 2018

Why your doctor might soon talk to you about climate change
by Bianca Graulau | WTSP Channel 10 (Florida) | Mar 9, 2018

February 2018

The Health Effects of Climate Change
by Dr. Mona Sarfaty | The Actuary Magazine | Feb 23, 2018

If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health
by Miami Herald | Florida Trend | Feb 13, 2018

If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health
by Alex Harris | Miami Herald | Feb 9, 2018

January 2018

Central Coast Physicians Winter 2018 edition
by  Central Coast Physicians | Jan 31, 2018

The gift of life – from kidneys to climate
by Dr. Cynthia Mahoney | Citizens’ Climate Lobby News | Jan 25, 2018

December 2017

The Importance of Physician Climate Advocacy in the Face of Political Denial
by Andrew Jameton, PhD | AMA Journal of Ethics | Dec 1, 2017

Sierra Club holds hearing on Clean Power Plan
by April Keating | The Record Delta | Dec 6, 2017

November 2017

Advocates Protest Proposed Repeal, Calling Clean Power Plan ‘Lifesaving’
by Kara Leigh Lofton | WV Public Radio | Nov 28, 2017

Sierra Club outlines opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan
by Matt Combs | The Register Herald | Nov 28, 2017

What Your Doctor Needs to Know About Climate Change
by Shelby Lorman | Thrive Global | Nov 17, 2017

October 2017

Doctors speak up on climate change
by Drs. Robert and Lori Byron | Billings Gazette | Oct 26, 2017

Brewer not ‘nice’ for spreading false, misleading information
by David E. Corbin, Ph.D | Scottsbluff Star Herald | Oct 17, 2017

Health Highlights
by US News | Oct 11, 2017

Repealing the Clean Power Plan Sacrifices the Health of Communities of Color
by Yessenia Funes | Gizmodo | Oct 11, 2017

EPA’s Clean Power Plan reversal opposed by medical coalition
by CBS /AP Staff | CBS News | Oct 10, 2017

Doctors criticize weakening of climate protections
by Megan Thielking | STAT Morning Rounds | Oct 10, 2017

Trump’s EPA Is Gutting Obama’s Rule For Cleaner Power Plants
by Zahra Harji & Dan Vergano | Buzzfeed | Oct 9, 2017

Climate Groups Vow to Fight in Court and Streets as Trump EPA Pulls Plug on Clean Power Plan
by Julia Conley | Common Dreams | Oct 9, 2017

August 2017

Broken Glass, Petrochemicals, and Other Harvey Hazards – Healthcare providers in Texas should brace for the expected and the unexpected
Interview with Steering Committee member Jerry Paulson
by Joyce Frieden | Medpage Today | Aug 29, 2017


AMWA Newsletter (8/23/17)

Climate Liability News (8/21/17)

July 2017

CNN (7/31/17)

KPFA Radio (7/3/17) About Health: The Health Effects of Climate Change.  Interview with two Consortium physician advocates.

June 2017

PreventionWeb (Serving the information needs of the disaster reduction community, and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).  The platform receives an average of 80,000 visits per month.

Providence Business Journal (6/19/17)

Billings Gazette (6/18/17)

Palm Beach Post (6/13/17)

Idaho State Journal (6/11/17)

Alternet (6/9/17)

Virginia Energy Blog (6/9/17)

Traverse City Record Eagle (6/9/17)

Two Out of Three Doctors Say Climate Change is Making Us Sick (6/8/17)

Health Central (6/6/17)

Charlotte Observer (6/5/17)

Medscape (6/5/17)

Fresno Bee (6/4/17)

 Scientific American (6/3/17)

MedPageToday (6/2/17)

Fierce Healthcare (6/2/17)

NBC News (6/2/17)

Undark (6/1/17)

AAFP Leader Voices Blog (6/1/17)

May 2017

Bustle 5/31/17)

Public Now (5/31/17)  Mason Expert Explain the Perils of Leaving the Paris Agreement:

The Florida Times Union 5/30/17

Guardian (5/5/17) Medical scientists report on the impact climate change is having on health (The Guardian)

True Viral News (5/1/17)

April 2017

Washington Times (4/26/17):

JAMA (4/18/17):

CNN (4/13/17):

Launch Coverage

Mainstream Media:

USA Today: Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say: *Includes map infographic 

Pickup: Chicago Sun-Times

CBS News: Doctors join forces, warn climate change is harming our health

Pickup: WDEF News 12, KHOU Texas

NBC News: Climate Change Needs to Be Tackled for Better Health, Medical Groups Urge:

The Huffington Post: Nearly Half A Million U.S. Doctors Warn That Climate Change Is Making Us Sick *Includes map infographic

VOA (Voice of America) News: New Consortium Speaks in Favor of Strict US Fuel-efficiency Standards:

Washington Times:

 International Business Times (Yahoo): Climate Change Impacts: American’s Health Hurt By Global Warming, Doctors Say:      *Includes map infographic   

 New America Media: Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker:

Truth Out (3/25/17)

Politico: Morning Energy | Doctors Get in Formation Over Climate (5th story, prior to press event)

State and Local Media:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Climate change is making Americans sick, nation’s medical societies warn:

MinnPost (Minneapolis): From bacteria to parasites: Physicians urge action to reduce climate change’s harmful health effects:

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Should your doctor talk with you about climate change?:

 Billings Gazette:

Toronto Globe and Mail: Heat and health: Doctors taking the pulse of the planet on climate change

Pennsylvania Live: Doctors launch campaign to stress harms of climate change

Fresno Bee

New Jersey:

Health and Medicine:

ACP Advocate

AAP News: Medical societies: Climate change harmful to health:

AAFP News:

 April 2017

April 5: AAMC Population Health Connect Newsletter: April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Association. Medical Community Gathers Steam to Tackle Climate’s Health Effects.

March 30.  AAFP Health of the Public News

March ACOG News from ACOG Governmental Affairs. ACOG Helps Launch Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

AMA Morning Rounds on March 16.

Family Medicine Smart Brief, March 21, 2016: Health Policy and Legislation

MedScape: Medical Societies Come Together on Harms of Climate Change:

MedPage Today:

HealthDay: U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change:

Becker’s Hospital Review: 400k+ physicians warn of effects of climate change on health:

 Stat News: Doctors take on climate change and health:

Phys.Org: Climate change is making people sick: US doctors:

Vocativ: Leading Doctors Warn Of The Scary Health Risks Of Climate Change:

Community Health Magazine: How will climate change affect your health

Experience Life (3/27/17):

Science and Tech:

 Scientific American:

Smithsonian Magazine: Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick

Gizmodo: America’s Doctors: Climate Change is Making People Sick: *Includes map infographic

Pickup: Gizmodo Australia

Live Science: Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Health Across US *Includes map infographic

Tech Times: Nearly Half a Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Healths:

IFL Science

Romper: Stats On Infectious Disease Rates Now Versus 20 Years Ago Paint A Grim Future:


 NPR Radio, Living on Earth (6 minutes):

March 29: Inside Climate News:  Climate Change Mental Health Impacts

March 20: Inside Climate News: New Doctors’ Group Highlights Climate Change’s Urgent Threat to Health Nationwide

Nature World News: Climate Change Is Making Americans’ Medical Condition Worse, Top US Doctor Says:


NonProfit Quarterly:


Partnership (5/15/17)

The Burness Effect (4/10/17):

Mom’s Clean Air Force (3/17/17):

Consortium Quotes in Other Climate Change Stories

Popular Science (3/21/17)

Nexus Media (3/21/17)


Could Global Warming Cause Diabetes?
by Alanna Nunez | Mens Health | Mar 21, 2017

Is there a link between climate change and diabetes?
by Jacqueline Howard | CNN | Mar 21, 2017