Talk about climate crisis’ health issues in 2020 presidential race


The cost of health care is rising because of the [climate] crisis. Heat waves are becoming longer and hotter. Summer heat waves can be life-threatening for vulnerable populations, especially the homeless, poor, children and elderly. As one of Florida’s 83,000 physicians, I see the effects of climate change on patients’ physical and mental health. Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and asthma/COPD attacks increase on hotter days.