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New Solut. 2017 May;27(1):8-11. doi: 10.1177/1048291117691075. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Climate Change and Public Health.

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1 Public Health Program, Regis College, MA, USA.

Abstract

It is clear that the public health community is concerned about the human health impacts of climate change, but are we inadvertently underestimating the scope of the problem and obfuscating potentially useful interventions by using a narrow intellectual frame in our discussions with policy makers? If we take a more holistic approach, we see that the public health impacts of climate change are only one subset of the enormous public health impacts of fossil fuel burning. This broader perspective can provide a more accurate and comprehensive assessment that is more useful for decision making in public policy settings.

KEYWORDS:

climate change; energy policy; fossil fuels; issue framing; public health

PMID:
28142318
DOI:
10.1177/1048291117691075
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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