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Our planet, ourselves: Climate change and health

March 29, 2017

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Dr. Peter Grinspoon is a primary care physician, educator, and cannabis specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital; an instructor at Harvard Medical School; and a certified health and wellness coach. He is the author of the forthcoming book Seeing … See Full Bio
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Gajadhar Choudhary
April 24, 2017

Climatic change and new probable disease to grow with the poor community and farmers working in the tropical agriculture fields. Heat waves and floods affected coastal areas with saline water mixed with drinking water. How to take precautions to avoids such disease.

April 3, 2017

A Whole Foods plant based diet saves water, grain and carbon emitting refuse. Go vegan!

William Corcoran
April 3, 2017

The “no regrets” solution to global warming

Whether or not global warming is entirely or largely due to human use of carbon for fuel, the reduction of the dependence on carbon makes sense.

Reducing carbon fuel use will result in reducing particulate caused asthma in children; reducing particulate caused dementia; reducing black lung disease from coal mining; reducing the production of coal ashes, residues, and effluents; reducing the impact of carbon greenhouse gasses; reducing pipeline failures; reducing coal and oil surface transport accidents; reducing pipeline-related warfare; and reducing smog and other air pollution.

The solution is to conserve energy intelligently, to electrify that which can be intelligently electrified, and to get the electricity from non-carbon sources. This will involve individuals making changes that make externality-blind payback a secondary consideration.

Join the solution or you will be part of the precipitate.

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