By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor
Wildfires and tsunamis. Droughts and floods. Species die-offs and infectious disease outbreaks. Chemical spills and critical habitat destruction. Ocean acidification and coastal erosion. Hardly a day goes by without news of another climate-related disaster somewhere in the world.
The scale and frequency of these events—and the public outcry about them—are difficult to ignore, especially with millions of young people worldwide taking to the streets.
Environmental issues are usually framed in political, economic, and social terms. Lately, though, medical professionals are waking up and demanding that global warming be treated as a public health crisis.
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