"Meteorological and ecological shifts driven by climate change are creating a slow and often unpredictable bloom of novel public health challenges across the United States. The American Public Health Association has declared climate change 'one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation,' although the precise nature of that threat remains uncertain."
Direct Health Effects of Climate Change: an Overview
"Allegations of harmful effects of climate warming on health are based on increased deaths observed in heat waves, especially in European cities. Year-round mortality data show, however, that death rates during cold weather are seven to nine times greater than during warm weather.
If the predictions of the climate modelers based on the hypothesis of anthropogenic warming were true, rising temperatures in the 21 century would save millions of lives and improve human health directly.
In fact, the predictions of the modelers have been proven wrong. Average surface and atmospheric temperatures have not warmed significantly, if at all. If natural phenomena cause significant cooling, longevity will decrease.
Responsible health professionals should prepare for the effects of climate change, no matter what the cause. Since warming would benefit health, there is no Clean Air Act mandate for the Environmental Protection agency to regulate CO2 emissions, even if they did contribute to warming."
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