Today, President Trump declared that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Paris Convention on Climate Change is important.
Human combustion of fossil fuels is accelerating change to the world’s atmosphere. The outcome is disruption in food and water supplies, increases in vector borne and water borne diseases, and extreme air pollution in our cities. These adverse conditions already exist in many parts of our country, placing our children’s future in peril. If you doubt me, think Zika, Naegleria, and extended droughts for starters.
We need bold, environmentally sound, evidence based, economically serious decisions to direct our environmental policy decisions. NEHA will continue to educate and fight for such policies on behalf of all its members, the environmental health profession, and the health of the nation.
Learn more and possible things you can do in our September 2016 Journal of Environmental Health.
David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH
Executive Director & CEO
National Environmental Health Association
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Suite 1000-N Denver, CO 80246-1926
Phone: 303-756-9090 Twitter: @DTDyjack