Media coverage of EPA release of climate change health effects assessment

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The Washington Post, the Associated Press, and Reuters covered EPA’s release on July 17 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program synthesis report, Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems. USA Today (archived) cited our statement questioning why the report released today was held up until after EPA had issued its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on greenhouse gas regulation. As the federal government’s most comprehensive assessment of the harmful impacts of climate change on human health and public welfare in the United States, this report, years in the making, should have been used in developing EPA’s required “endangerment” finding as a step toward regulating greenhouse gases, instead of keeping the work of the Climate Change Science Program disconnected from this decision support role.

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