Shoule We Be More Optimistic About Climate Change?

Shoule We Be More Optimistic About Climate Change?

There are two stories about climate change. The first is the one you hear the most; that if we don’t dramatically curb greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, there will be dire consequences to our health and way of life. The second story is about optimism. It’s about how innovations large and small are helping us to mitigate these dangers and transform our economy and our lives.

Both stories are true. But the second one is rarely told. It’s also the reason why we believe that reining in climate change is possible. As doctors and entrepreneurs, we have witnessed the extraordinary capacity that people have to surmount challenges and maintain hope in the most difficult circumstances. Alice is the former Executive Director of Doctors for America and has practiced medicine in California and Washington, DC. Vivek, before serving as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, co-founded a clinical trial optimization company and two organizations focused on improving health in India. From health care’s frontlines, we’ve witnessed the catastrophic costs of climate change, and have seen the public and private sectors– to varying degrees– respond. It is why we are both increasingly worried, and increasingly optimistic. And why we want you to be, too.

Diagnosis: Climate Change

When we think about the major health challenges facing the world, we tend to think about mental illness, violence, malnutrition, and chronic illnesses like heart and lung diseases. Read the full article at

Comments by Ralph: Great article about climate change and a must-read if you have any doubts about ti being real as well as what we can do about it.  Every little bit helps and by working together we can win the war against climate change.