Climate Doctors: Frontline Medical Care for Climate Change


Extreme heat waves, storms, and wildfires; disease outbreaks, water shortages, and crop loss; tick-borne illnesses and asthma—these are just some visible signs of a changing climate. Few physicians have been trained to recognize the potent health consequences—allergies that are no longer just seasonal, athletes suddenly finding it hard to breathe, patients who can’t get needed care when travel becomes impossible. By integrating climate change into their curricula, medical schools and health systems are helping providers recognize unexpected disease patterns and respond appropriately.

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