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Can’t we all just come to a consensus?  Well, most scientists have–on the subject of climate change.  In this episode, we talk briefly about climate change and discuss how it impacts public health.  We interview Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute.  Dr. Rudolph discusses how we can harness the power of public health efforts to impact climate change and explains “health in all policies.”  We also talk with Dayna Lazarus, a community organizer with Organize Florida.  Dayna is a passionate climate change and social justice advocate here in the Tampa Bay area.  We discuss what community organizing is and why it is important to moving policy forward in addressing issues like climate change.

Looking for more information about how to get involved?

Dr. Rudolph recommends getting involved with http://usclimateandhealthalliance.org/

We also mentioned Public Health Awakened; you can find their information here:  http://publichealthawakened.com/

For more information about climate change and health:

Scientific American Article (referenced in podcast)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Climate Change & Health Effects

NASA:  Climate Change Evidence

World Health Organization:  Climate Change

Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist.

Our theme is “Take Your Medicine” by the Quick and Easy Boys.
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