Public health often moves behind the climate curve -- study

October 27, 2009
by Lauren Morello
Climate Wire

Climate change is poised to create new health worries for the United States, but discussions about dealing with the changing climate often exclude public health officials, according to a new report.

In its analysis, the nonprofit Trust for America's Health said global warming will intensify heat waves, allow disease-carrying insects to spread to new hunting grounds and bring more severe floods, droughts, forest fires and hurricanes.

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