The Consortium in the News

June 2018 

Aging Matters: Climate change & health — Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH Ex Dir, Med Society Consortium on Climate & Health (6/5/18)

May 2018 

Hindustan Times (5/29/18) Limiting global warming levels can reduce dengue fever cases: If global warming levels can be limited, it can reduce cases of dengue and stop it from spreading to areas where incidence is currently low: https://www.hindustantimes.com/health/limiting-global-warming-levels-can-reduce-dengue-fever-cases/story-G9ZYxXx1xtwb2o3ckLvajP.html

The Record-Eagle  (Traverse City, MI) (5/26/18) Traverse City  http://record-eagle.cnhi.app.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=005b95ec8

CNN (5/8/18)  https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/08/health/climate-change-children-pediatrics-study/index.html

CBS News (5/2/18) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ticks-mosquitoes-fleas-illnesses-from-insects-tripled-13-years-cdc-says/

Pick-Up:

Fourth Estate (5/1/18)  http://gmufourthestate.com/2018/04/23/the-mental-aftermath-of-hurricanes/#sthash.cnDE8FHM.QzHaB5M2.dpbs

April 2018

APHA Newsletter (4/20/18) http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=65934.0&dlv_id=68280

AAFP in the Trenches Blog (4/17/18)   https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180417ITT_earthday.html?cmpid=em_ITT_20180417

KevinMD Blog (4/17/18)  https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2018/04/case-climate-activism-medical-students.html

 NRDC Blog (4/11/18)  https://www.nrdc.org/experts/juanita-constible/doctors-prescribe-climate-action-better-health

MedPage Today (4/10/18) Climate Change Takes Particular Toll on At-Risk Communities   https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/publichealth/72231

Pick-up: Health Care Purchasing News (4/16/18)  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101176037528&ca=b631f590-a867-4975-befe-9a458e76a547

March 2018

JAMA (3/28/18)  https://newsatjama.jama.com/2018/03/28/jama-forum-private-and-public-sector-responses-to-climate-change/

Psychiatrc News (3/13/18) Climate Change Said to be ‘Ultimate Social Determinant of Health’  https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2018.3b11

CNN 3/20/18  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html?no-st=1521568490

Augusta Free Press (3/19/18) https://augustafreepress.com/more-than-370-virginians-attend-deq-hearings-on-carbon-reduction/

WTSP Channel 10 (Forida) (3/9/18)   http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/health/why-your-doctor-might-soon-talk-to-you-about-climate-change/67-527156469

February 2018

Central Coast Physicians Winter 2018:
https://issuu.com/centralcoastphysicians/docs/ccp_winter_2018

NECOEM Reporter (Spring 2018) (Newsletter of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Health) the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Sounds the Alarm on Health Impacts of Climate Change.

The Actuary (2/23/18)  http://www.theactuarymagazine.org/health-effects-climate-change/

Miami Herald (2/11/18) If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health.   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article199314444.html

Pickup E&E News (2/13/18)

Citizens Climate Lobby News (2/18) by Dr. Cynthia Mahoney: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/the-gift-of-life-from-kidneys-to-climate/

December 2017

AMA Journal of Ethics (12/1/17) SECOND THOUGHTS The Importance of Physician Climate Advocacy in the Face of Political Denial by Andrew Jameton, PhD. Volume 19, Number 12: 1222-1237

The Record Delta (12/17)  https://therecorddelta.com/article/sierra-club-holds-hearing-on-clean-power-plan

November 2017

Public Radio (West Virginia) (11/28/17) http://wvpublic.org/post/advocates-protest-proposed-repeal-calling-clean-power-plan-lifesaving#stream/0

The Register Herald, West Virginia (11/29/17) http://www.register-herald.com/news/sierra-club-outlines-opposition-to-repeal-of-clean-power-plan/article_991ae96b-3c19-5795-b3fc-08fa86e50963.html 

Thrive Global (11/17/17) https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/17210-what-your-doctor-needs-to-know-about-climate-change  (Interview)

October 2017

Billings Gazette, MT (10/26/17) http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/letters/doctors-speak-up-on-climate-change/article_5f534755-2495-5d69-b6e8-2d7b4ce1e6de.html

Scottsbluff Star Herald, NE (10/18/17) Brewer not ‘nice’ for spreading false, misleading information

Health Day (10/11/17)   https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-10-11/health-highlights-oct-11-2017

Gizmodo Earther (10/11/17) https://earther.com/repealing-the-clean-power-plan-sacrifices-the-health-of-1819331333

The Inquirer (10/11/17)   http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay727407_20171011_Health_Highlights__Oct__11___2017.html

CBS News(10/10/17)   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-epa-clean-power-plan-reversal-opposed-medical-coalition/

Stat Morning Rounds  (10/10/17) Doctors criticize weakening of climate protections http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f8609630ae206654824f897b6&id=b1c7bbc692

Buzzfeed (10/9/17)  https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/goodbye-clean-power-plan?utm_term=.uo0pEEr25#.oy79aaoD7

Commondreams (10/9/17) https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/09/climate-groups-vow-fight-court-and-streets-trump-epa-pulls-plug-clean-power-plan

Twitter (10/9/17) @jacobsoboroff  (@MSNBC correspondent with >150,000 followers) Replying to @jacobsoboroff @ScottPruittOK @docsforclimate: Trump ending plan that would “prevent 3,600 premature deaths, 1,700 heart attacks and 90,000 asthma attacks per year.”

August 2017

Medpagetoday (8/29/17) 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; goo.gl/6TX7C1

AMWA Newsletter (8/23/17) https://www.amwa-doc.org/news/amwa-joins-medical-society-consortiumon-climate-and-health/

Climate Liability News (8/21/17)   https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/08/21/climate-change-public-health-impacts/

July 2017

CNN (7/31/17) http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/health/climate-change-two-degrees-studies/index.html

KPFA Radio (7/3/17) About Health: The Health Effects of Climate Change.  Interview with two Consortium physician advocates. https://kpfa.org/program/about-health/

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. http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54049

Providence Business Journal (6/19/17) https://pbn.com/climate-changes-dire-health-consequences/

Billings Gazette (6/18/17) http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/letters/decision-against-medical-advice/article_5e7197d8-aaa9-5e68-a8a1-c214851e22ba.html

Palm Beach Post (6/13/17) http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/point-view-doctor-prescription-for-climate-change/TOukFYM8mDBTqNrwFdA1BO/

Idaho State Journal (6/11/17)  http://idahostatejournal.com/opinion/columns/climate-change-and-your-health/article_98fe011f-4939-5b38-9153-91fe249bdced.html

Alternet (6/9/17)  http://www.alternet.org/environment/climate-change-making-us-sick-two-out-three-us-doctors-say-yes-trump-doesnt-care

Virginia Energy Blog (6/9/17) https://powerforthepeopleva.com/2017/06/09/mcauliffe-on-his-way-out-makes-his-bold-move-on-climate/

Traverse City Record Eagle (6/9/17) http://www.record-eagle.com/opinion/forum-trump-s-fundamental-failure-of-leadership/article_aa9d5d67-b098-58e5-a69c-dd9c480188b2.html

Two Out of Three Doctors Say Climate Change is Making Us Sick (6/8/17) https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-make-us-sick-2437944824.html

Health Central (6/6/17) https://www.healthcentral.com/article/medical-groups-denounce-u-s-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-accord

Charlotte Observer (6/5/17) http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article154171354.html

Medscape (6/5/17) http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/881086

Fresno Bee (6/4/17) http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article154130069.html

 Scientific American (6/3/17)   https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/leaving-the-paris-climate-accord-could-lead-to-a-public-health-disaster/

MedPageToday (6/2/17) https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/publichealth/65760

Fierce Healthcare (6/2/17)  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/wrong-choice-medical-groups-say-about-trump-s-decision-to-withdraw-from-climate-change

NBC News (6/2/17) http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/trump-climate-decision-endangers-human-health-doctors-say-n767326

Undark (6/1/17) https://undark.org/2017/06/01/paris-climate-accord-u-s-withdrawal/

AAFP Leader Voices Blog (6/1/17) http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/a_changing_climate_threatens_our?cmpid=em_58028133_B1

May 2017

Bustle 5/31/17) https://www.bustle.com/p/7-ways-climate-change-is-sneakily-messing-with-your-health-6107

Public Now (5/31/17)  Mason Expert Explain the Perils of Leaving the Paris Agreement: https://www.publicnow.com/view/B8D65E7D2246D23244F1EECFB8FE676B15606C3F

The Florida Times Union 5/30/17   http://jacksonville.com/opinion/columnists/2017-05-30/guest-column-health-impacts-climate-change-are-serious

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

True Viral News (5/1/17) http://trueviralnews.com/doctors-unite-to-say-climate-change-is-making-us-sick/

April 2017

Washington Times (4/26/17): http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/26/allergy-season-worsens-as-result-of-climate-change/

JAMA (4/18/17): http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2613638?utm_medium=alert&utm_source=JAMAPublishAheadofPrint&utm_campaign=22-03-2017

CNN (4/13/17): http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/health/climate-change-health-risks-us-map-explainer/index.html

Launch Coverage

Mainstream Media:

USA Today: Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say:   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2017/03/15/climate-change-making-us-sick-top-us-doctors-say/99218946/ *Includes map infographic 

Pickup: Chicago Sun-Times

CBS News: Doctors join forces, warn climate change is harming our health http://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-global-warming-harming-health-11-doctors-groups/

Pickup: WDEF News 12, KHOU Texas

NBC News: Climate Change Needs to Be Tackled for Better Health, Medical Groups Urge: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/climate-change-needs-be-tackled-better-health-medical-groups-urge-n733906

The Huffington Post: Nearly Half A Million U.S. Doctors Warn That Climate Change Is Making Us Sick http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doctors-climate-change_us_58c85231e4b01c029d7717ed *Includes map infographic

VOA (Voice of America) News: New Consortium Speaks in Favor of Strict US Fuel-efficiency Standards: http://www.voanews.com/a/consortium-speaks-favor-strict-united-states-fuel-efficiency-standards/3767958.html

Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/17/doctors-warns-health-dangers-climate-change/

 International Business Times (Yahoo): Climate Change Impacts: American’s Health Hurt By Global Warming, Doctors Say: http://www.ibtimes.com/climate-change-impacts-americans-health-hurt-global-warming-doctors-say-2509283      *Includes map infographic   

 New America Media: Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker: http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/doctors-climate-change-is-already-making-americas-kids-sicker.php

Truth Out (3/25/17) http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39952-doctors-climate-change-is-already-making-us-kids-sicker

Politico: Morning Energy | Doctors Get in Formation Over Climate (5th story, prior to press event)  http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-energy/2017/03/turn-that-car-regulation-around-219235

State and Local Media:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Climate change is making Americans sick, nation’s medical societies warn:  http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2017/03/nations_doctors_climate_change.html

MinnPost (Minneapolis): From bacteria to parasites: Physicians urge action to reduce climate change’s harmful health effects: https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2017/03/bacteria-parasites-physicians-urge-action-reduce-climate-changes-harmful-heal

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Should your doctor talk with you about climate change?: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-climate-health-20170316-story.html

 Billings Gazette: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/half-of-u-s-doctors-alarmed-about-health-effects-of/article_ab9c5cf4-e216-5a37-9d00-ce3c612c390d.html

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

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

Fresno Bee    http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article143416779.html

New Jersey:  http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/04/18/is-climate-change-already-aggravating-asthma-other-diseases-in-new-jersey/

Health and Medicine:

ACP Advocatehttps://www.acponline.org/advocacy/acp-advocate/issue/article/720786

AAP News: Medical societies: Climate change harmful to health: http://www.aappublications.org/news/2017/03/15/Climate031517

AAFP News: http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170320climatechange.html

 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 http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170320climatechange.html?cmpid=em_57884263_L12

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: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/877292

MedPage Today: https://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/EnvironmentalHealth/63944

HealthDay: U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change: https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/weather-health-news-789/u-s-medical-groups-sound-the-alarm-on-climate-change-720691.html

Becker’s Hospital Review: 400k+ physicians warn of effects of climate change on health: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/population-health/400k-physicians-warn-of-effects-of-climate-change-on-health.html

 Stat News: Doctors take on climate change and health: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f8609630ae206654824f897b6&id=fdd831cbaf&e=640826686f

Phys.Org: Climate change is making people sick: US doctors: https://phys.org/news/2017-03-climate-people-sick-doctors.html

Vocativ: Leading Doctors Warn Of The Scary Health Risks Of Climate Change: http://www.vocativ.com/410876/climate-change-health-risks/

Community Health Magazine: How will climate change affect your health http://www.communityhealthmagazine.com/mind_and_body/how-will-climate-change-affect-your-health/article_e7d0ff32-2138-11e7-bf9b-ebee280e99a3.html

Experience Life (3/27/17): https://experiencelife.com/article/climate-change/

Science and Tech:

 Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/doctors-warn-climate-change-threatens-public-health/

Smithsonian Magazine: Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-change-makes-people-sick-doctors-warn-180962561/#U813fSFyrZ7riJrh.99

Gizmodo: America’s Doctors: Climate Change is Making People Sick: http://gizmodo.com/americas-doctors-have-an-important-message-climate-cha-1793299552 *Includes map infographic

Pickup: Gizmodo Australia

Live Science: Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Health Across US http://www.livescience.com/58270-climate-change-health-effects-united-states.html *Includes map infographic

Tech Times: Nearly Half a Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Healths: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/201813/20170316/the-half-a-million-doctors-could-never-be-wrong-climate-change-harms-health.htm#sthash.dU3nFdDh.dpuf

IFL Science http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/climate-change-harming-health-now/

Romper: Stats On Infectious Disease Rates Now Versus 20 Years Ago Paint A Grim Future: https://www.romper.com/p/stats-on-infectious-disease-rates-now-versus-20-years-ago-paint-a-grim-future-44812

Environment:

 NPR Radio, Living on Earth (6 minutes):

March 29: Inside Climate News:  Climate Change Mental Health Impacts https://insideclimatenews.org/news/29032017/climate-change-mental-health-extreme-weather

March 20: Inside Climate News: New Doctors’ Group Highlights Climate Change’s Urgent Threat to Health Nationwide https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15032017/climate-change-health-disease-doctors

Nature World News: Climate Change Is Making Americans’ Medical Condition Worse, Top US Doctor Says: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/36445/20170316/climate-change-making-americans-medical-condition-worse-top-doctor.htm

Trade

NonProfit Quarterly: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/04/14/climate-change-will-change-work-nonprofits/

Blogs

Partnership (5/15/17) http://www.partnershipforresponsiblegrowth.org/blog/

The Burness Effect (4/10/17):   http://www.burness.com/the-unexpected-force-thats-making-us-sick/

Mom’s Clean Air Force (3/17/17): http://www.momscleanairforce.org/doctors-consortium-climate-heal/

Consortium Quotes in Other Climate Change Stories

Popular Science (3/21/17)  http://www.popsci.com/diabetes-climate-change

Nexus Media (3/21/17)  https://nexusmedianews.com/diabetes-rising-along-with-global-temperatures-f8cfe2f0c85d#.f6lm5g7jj

Men’s Health (3/21/17): Could Global Warming Cause Diabetes?

CNN (3/20/17) http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/20/health/climate-change-type-2-diabetes-study/