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Patz’ JAMA article generates worldwide attention for climate and health

Jonathan Patz (Photo by Sarah Rose Smiley.)

With “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health,” lead author Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute, has brought international attention to the immediate health dangers of climate change and the opportunities presented in climate mitigation.

The article, published September 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also includes co-authors Tracey Holloway from the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment and Daniel Vimont from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Howard Frumkin from the University of Washington, and Sir Andrew Haines of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also are co-authors of the report that reviews the science behind some of the current and projected climate-related health risks.

News, health, business and design websites posted information about the study and interviewed experts about health and climate change, including

By Ann Grauvogl/ Sept. 23, 2014