For better health, reduce greenhouse gases

February 24, 2017
Redue greenhouse gases
Credit: pexels.com “We know enough to know that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the most cost-effective strategy to preventing health outcomes that we don’t want," says Aaron Bernstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Climate change affects health ‘across the board’ says Chan School director

Harvard Chan School Communications 

In a new podcast series, “Harvard Chan: This Week in Health,” the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings you top health headlines — from wellness tips to important global health trends — and insights from experts who will put it into perspective.

In Part 1, the Harvard Chan School shares an in-depth conversation with Aaron Bernstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, about the effects of climate change on individual health. Bernstein will also discuss how the future health care costs that stem from climate change will dwarf the cost of moving away from fossil fuels.

In Part 2 of the series, “This Week” explores ways to communicate effectively about climate change and health. What can be done to convince skeptics and why empathy might be the key to shifting the conversation. And in Part 3, the team examines how environmental changes will not only narrow what we can grow and how much we can yield, but lessen the nutritional value of what we’re already growing.

Visit the School’s page on climate change and health to learn more. You can subscribe to the podcast by visiting iTunes, listen to it on Soundcloud, and stream it on the Stitcher app.

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