Al Gore revives cancelled climate conference

Good news you might have missed (because a heckuva lot else has been happening!):

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his Climate Reality Project, along with partners including APHA and the Harvard Global Health Institute have brought back to life a climate change conference that was abruptly cancelled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Even though Gore and Trump’s attempted bromance didn’t exactly take off (thanks for trying, Ivanka), I’m hopeful that persistent actions like this one will chip away at the present chasm.

“Today we face a challenging political climate, but climate shouldn’t be a political issue. Health professionals urgently need the very best science in order to protect the public, and climate science has increasingly critical implications for their day-to-day work. With more and more hot days, which exacerbate the proliferation of the Zika virus and other public health threats, we cannot afford to waste any time,” said Gore, who serves as Climate Reality’s chairman.

Get excited for a lot of science, dialogue and strategy, because the Climate & Health Meeting is now set for February 16 at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

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