Health Care, Climate Change, and Donald Trump
-by Gary Cohen, President and Co-founder- Health Care Without Harm
Driven by our healing mission, the health profession has a duty to protect the health of patients, families, and communities. Every day, we witness firsthand the health consequences of our continued reliance on fossil fuels.
The incoming Trump Administration’s energy ambitions — increased oil drilling, burning more coal, scrapping the nation’s climate action plan, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Treaty — will endanger the health of Americans, suppress the growth of clean energy jobs, and reject the global consensus to immediately address climate change. This is unacceptable.
This momentum for making the transition to low-carbon health care will continue regardless of whatever damaging policies the new Administration enacts.