Cancer results from a combination of spontaneous mutations that arise with age—just call it “bad luck”—and environmental exposures to carcinogens such as tobacco, ultraviolet light or viruses. But the question of the relative contribution of luck—compared with more explicit causes—has generated vigorous debate for years.
- April 22, 2022Source: The CT Mirror
Connecticut voices reflect on the relevance of a decades-old tradition.
- April 12, 2022
Connecticut should seek zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says study from Yale and Save the SoundSource: New Haven Register
"Climate Action Plan 2022: Cut Emissions & Build a Healthy Connecticut," a collaboration between Save the Sound and the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, identifies a short list of critical policies that the Connecticut legislature should pass to ensure the state meets its greenhouse gas reduction targets in an equitable way
- March 30, 2022
In a March 30 commentary in Bioscience, a trio of public health experts, ecologists and environmental scientists urge adoption of a more holistic approach when evaluating the impact of unconventional gas and oil production operations such as fracking.
- March 28, 2022
Government officials, hospital administrators and members of the general public gathered March 18 for the second annual Yale Care without Carbon symposium to discuss the urgent need to address sustainability within health care.
- February 22, 2022
CASE has elected a total of 35 new members, of whom 15 are from YSM/YSPH and three others are from FAS.
- February 10, 2022Source: Yale News
A new, Yale-led analysis suggests that the Coca-Cola Company and a number of other corporations are the real thing when it comes to publicly reporting the environmental impact of their operations — something the American health care industry would do well to replicate.
- February 04, 2022Source: YSE 3
A new report on climate resilience in Connecticut is recommending that the state take more steps to dismantle underlying inequality that makes vulnerable communities more susceptible to the effects of climate change. The report, a collaboration between the Yale School of the Environment, the Yale School of Public Health Center on Climate Change and Health, and Vermont Law School, details ways the state can mitigate the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable communities, which are facing the challenges of disproportionate exposure to climate change, increased underlying stressors, and limited access to recovery resources.
- November 29, 2021Source: Discover Magazine
Every human being on the planet is — and will continue to be — affected by massive changes to our collective living environment. Some experts, including Dr. Robert Dubrow, faculty director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, consider climate change to be “the biggest health threat facing humanity.” Dr. Dubrow and other experts discussed the effects of climate change on human health, including physical health risks and mental health impacts.
- November 25, 2021Source: CNBC
Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. Dr. Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.