On Climate & Faith

Pollution & Public Health - Q&A with Leading Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Landrigan

September 8, 2018

"Environmental pollution is the forgotten and often overlooked evil twin of climate change. It arises from many of the same sources as the greenhouse gases that drive global warming and is actually killing many more people here and now than climate change," argues Dr. Philip Landrigan, renown pediatrician, epidimiolgist and advocate of chlidren's health. 

In this interview, we discuss the findings of the Lancet Commision on pollution and health (co-chaired by Dr. Landrigan), pollution's disproportionate effects on children and the poor, and what fighting it means in terms of economic costs and benefits.