Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy: Climate change hurts children’s health

This article discusses how climate change hurts children’s health. Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says ‘We care about our kids way more than we care about polar bears.’

Many people know how it feels to spend a sleepless night at the bedside of a sick child, and the desire to do whatever it takes to make things better.

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy taps into that motivation when she talks about climate change.

McCarthy: “Climate change is really all about kids’ health.”

For example, coal-burning power plants cause smog, which can trigger asthma attacks. Drought can cause food and water shortages, which can harm kids’ development. And natural disasters can cause both physical and psychological harm.

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