Health Is A Major Motivator for American Climate Action

By Meighen Speiser

Last fall, several national and international academies issued reports on the impacts of climate change, including on human health. From the IPCC to NCA4, WHO, and Lancet reports, the impacts on health were found to be more severe and pervasive than previously thought. But are Americans making the health and climate connection? Are they seeing the impacts of climate on their personal or families’ health? Do they understand that climate solutions benefit their health and wellbeing? In support of National Public Health Week, a weeklong event that is devoting a day to climate and health, we explored American awareness and understanding on the topic. The results show promise. Our new research finds that Americans report health impacts from climate, see the health benefit of solutions, trust health professionals on the issue, and see action as a moral imperative. In short, they found that health may be a major motivator for American climate action. See the full results of the survey HERE.

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