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NRDC: President Obama is Right to Highlight Health Threats Posed by Dangerous Climate Change


WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)–April 7, 2015 – President Obama today unveiled an unprecedented and sweeping array of actions to lessen climate change’s adverse impacts on human health.

The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Dangerous climate change is the existential environmental challenge of our time and it poses a serious threat to public health all around the world – especially among children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. President Obama is right to spotlight this threat — and to focus on how we can, and must, take swift, decisive action to reduce the now-unrestricted carbon pollution that fuels climate change. The president’s Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of his Climate Action Agenda — will reap untold health benefits and protect all future generations.’’

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

Source: www.nrdc.org

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