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January Champion

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOG

Dr. DeNicola, OB-GYN in Washington, DC, calls on other doctors to inform each other and counsel patients about the health impacts of climate change. Read More
Colleagues in the News
Climate Change is Affecting Our Health. Is There a Cure?
Dr. Jonathan Patz presents a TED Talk about the many ways climate change is impacting public health. This talk includes recent analyses that show how mitigating global warming provides extensive health opportunities, as well as major savings in healthcare costs.
The News
Clean energy is healthier and safer = cleaner air and water
Study: End of coal burning at PA plant better for pregnant women (New Jersey Herald)

When the Portland (PA) Generating Plant burned coal to produce electricity, pregnant women who lived downwind in four New Jersey counties had a statistically higher chance of having a low birth weight or pre-term birth. READ MORE
Fight climate change and save money: green your practice  (AMA Wire)

Physicians who adopt environmentally sustainable activities will provide long-lasting benefits for the planet and their patients while receiving a financial payoff starting as soon as their practice’s very next electric bill.
Climate change is harming us now.
Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll (Washington Post)
The governor of Puerto Rico ordered all government agencies to reopen their books and initiate a recount and review of certified deaths that have occurred since Hurricane Maria, after weeks of reporting by various news outlets pointed to a possible severe undercount of storm fatalities. READ MORE
Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record (Washington Post)

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters in the United States.   READ MORE
Other strategies toward progress on climate change:
NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change (AP)

New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds. 
2018 Annual Meeting
Don't Forget to Register for the
Consortium's Climate & Health Solutions Conference!
  • Arlington Virginia
  • April 8-10, 2018
  • Free, but registration is required
  • Space is limited
Please contact Karmjot Randhawa if you have any questions regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities at 
New CME Opportunities!
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is pleased to offer two free webinars on the Health Effects of Climate Change: 1. Heat-Related Illness, Asthma, and Allergies, and 2. Vectorborne... READ MORE
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