Climate Change and Families: Small Changes Have a Big Impact

Apr. 21, 2023 -- When it comes to climate change, anxiety is a common feeling among many of today’s youth. From fires to air quality, to hurricanes and floods, exposure to diseases, and more, the rising concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere profoundly impacts children’s health today. So, what can we do to support our kids? We talk with Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bernstein shares with us what makes children uniquely vulnerable to climate change, identifies action steps communities should take to better the environment for our children, and, most importantly, how the solution to despair – is action.