Tackling Climate Change Presents A 'Golden Opportunity' For Public Health

Huffington Post - 'There are many reasons why it just makes sense to replace our old, dirty ways of getting energy with clean new ways,' said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, who was not involved in the study. 'Our health is one of the most important reasons.'

For Carol Kelly, biking to and from work is a no-brainer: She doesn't have to deal with the notorious Seattle traffic, she can exercise without visiting the dreary gym and she saves money on gas.

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"There are many reasons why it just makes sense to replace our old, dirty ways of getting energy with clean new ways," said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, who was not involved in the study. "Our health is one of the most important reasons."

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