We recently held a webinar with US Rep. Kathy Castor, Chair of The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The webinar aimed to amplify the recommendations in the The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ recent majority report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America,”
The climate crisis, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has made it clear that we need a national plan to help communities and health departments prepare for and respond to climate-related health risks. The report is a long overdue road map for ambitious climate action. “We want to right some of the wrongs, some of the cumulative impacts of pollution, especially in communities of color and environmental justice communities.” – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor
The webinar featured health professionals on the frontlines of the climate crisis to bring to light how the climate crisis is harming the health of Floridians and to promote the health protective policy recommendations outlined in the report. “The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized, has exposed really the profound weakness of our public health infrastructure.” -Sandra Gompf, MD.