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Climate Crisis Is the “Greatest” Health Threat

The pandemic is one thing, but the biggie is climate change.

In the last year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated health news. Here in the United States we are approaching 700,000 deaths from the pandemic and the average lifespan for people in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in many years due to the deaths recorded from the pandemic. As an aside, it is difficult for me to understand how some people still believe that COVID-19 is not real — a scam of some sorts.

Those same people will likely poo poo this assessment from a wide range of medical professionals from around the world: “Over 230 medical journals: Climate crisis is the ‘greatest’ health threat.”

Those who ignore science are destined to suffer from their ignorance!
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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