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Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency

Three transformative reports on climate change were released in late 2018, and together, they conveyed the seriousness of the climate threat and the urgency of taking action.

Now, PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, has produced a summary narrative that compiles the findings of those three reports into one compelling account. Its title indicates Dr. Lockwood’s focus and the conclusion he draws: “Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency.”

In this report, Dr. Lockwood highlights key findings from the Lancet “Countdown on Health and Climate Change,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s special report “Global Warming of 1.5°C,” and the “Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.”

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