Democrats talk about tackling climate change in terms of the jobs it might help create, and Republicans want more fossil fuel development and favor “energy independence.”
BEN AVON, Pa.—On a Saturday morning late last month, in this tree-lined suburb west of Pittsburgh, Chris Deluzio, a Democrat running for Congress, met with residents and supporters at the Anchor & Anvil coffee shop, a community-oriented business on a peaceful street.
Studies show health agencies often are sidelined from cities’ climate plans, despite being critical to making them fair. Barcelona shows how including them can make a difference.
Cities must better involve their public health agencies in plans to prepare for the impacts of climate change if their adaptations are to equitably help their citizens, according to a recent study in PLOS Climate. City officials must prepare for increasing threats to the physical and mental health of the most vulnerable urban residents both from direct effects, like heat-related illnesses and infectious diseases, and indirect effects, like the disruption of food supplies, public health experts warn.