The Trust for America's Health and the Pew Environment Group released a report
yesterday focusing attention on the public health impacts of climate change. The report is the latest in a series of expert statements on the subject. The most significant finding
is that only 5 U.S. states have engaged in planning related to the public health consequences of climate change. Research I am currently working on with Edward Maibach and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines how to effectively engage
Americans on the health consequences of climate change. We expect that studies from our first stage of research will begin appearing in Spring 2010.