Reducing Climate Change Improves Health
A New Scientist article is after my own heart, talking about the connections between what I call personal and planetary wellness. In other words, addressing climate change is the same as addressing our health issues.
Climate Progress has also blogged about this topic, sparked by the release of reports from Lancet Commission of Climate Change and the EPA on the positive health impacts of curbing climate change.
Reducing our driving behavior, and eating less meat and dairy are crucial for climate mitigation, and improve our health greatly by reducing air pollution and heart disease respectively. Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save US$230 billion annually in global healthcare costs! Win-wins, anyone?