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Climate Change Is A Public Health Emergency, Doctor Says. Here's How To Respond

Climate change is a public health emergency and physicians are "morally bound to take a lead role" in confronting the challenges, says the doctor making the claim. She’s with us.
Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif. (Noah Berger/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Climate change is a public health emergency and physicians are “morally bound to take a lead role” in confronting the challenges, says the doctor making the claim. She’s with us.

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Dr. Regina LaRocque, doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital (@MassGeneralNews) and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. (@harvardmed)

Dr. Mona Sarfaty, director of the Program on Climate and Health at George Mason University. (@DrMonaS)

, served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States from 1998 to 2002. Founding director and senior adviser at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School ofHe also served as the director of the CDC and assistant secretary for health.

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