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And . . . this publication: "As the Climate Crisis Intensifies, HHS Refuses to Do Its Part"
This past Sunday, July 9, “The Hill” published my latest climate and health related article, again, “As the Climate Crisis Intensifies, HHS Refuses to Do Its Part.” At: https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/4085604-as-the-climate-crisis-intensifies-hhs-refuses-to-do-its-part/.
The first two paragraphs read:
“In January I argued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appeared uninterested in mitigating the healthcare industry’s massive carbon footprint. To appreciate how massive, if every nation emitted our healthcare system’s per capita rate of greenhouse gases (GHGs), the total would approximate the entire global carbon budget to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030.
U.S. healthcare is the largest industry in the largest economy in the world; HHS should not be a cause of the climate-related health harms it reimburses the healthcare industry to alleviate. Having again failed to promulgate any regulations to mitigate industry hydrocarbons this year, and it being inconceivable to do so during the upcoming election year, HHS has in effect declared defeat.”