The Health Benefits of Urgent Upstream Action on Climate Change

Climate change has immediate and long-term health implications, and vulnerable populations disproportionately bear the brunt of severe outcomes. This commentary discusses how climate change creates new health problems and inequities and exacerbates existing ones.

Use this article to:

  • Ask yourself how climate change currently affects health.
  • Review the ACP position paper on climate change and health.
  • Do you think climate change advocacy is an appropriate topic for medical professional organizations to engage in? Why or why not?

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

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