Ohio Public Health Nanny: Only elites ‘grasp the immediate and local threat of a matter as vast as climate change’

The Chillicothe Gazette reports:

After years on the back burner, climate change is finding its way to the forefront of the public health agenda, including here in Ohio, where advocates say the health effects of global warming can no longer be ignored.

Climate change has been linked to a broad range of health problems, including allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases, according to a 2010 report by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences on the human health effects of climate change.

“There have been suggestions that climate change could very well be the public health issue of the century,” said Rosemary Chaudry, member and past president of the Ohio Public Health Association. “We’re really trying to step up and make people aware, to inform, educate and empower the public.”

Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s health and environment program in New York City, said the issue has reached a boiling point in public health and health care circles nationwide, and more people are starting to come to the table to discuss what can be done to address it.

“Yes, we’ve been aware of (the health effects of climate change) for years, and yes, the tide is turning,” Knowlton said.

Chaudry acknowledged it can be difficult for people outside the scientific and public health communities to grasp the immediate and local threat of a matter as vast as climate change.

“It can be overwhelming when you think of it in far-reaching, remote and scientific impacts, but when you start to think of it close to home, in your own family and in your own community, it helps to understand why it’s important,” she said.

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7 thoughts on “Ohio Public Health Nanny: Only elites ‘grasp the immediate and local threat of a matter as vast as climate change’”

  1. Sounds to me like more ‘so called’ professionals lining up for more dollars to fight the evil – I’d like to see some charts of the average temps in their area of concern for the past few years – I doubt they would support these (again) ‘so called’ professionals

  2. There seem to be three key groups embracing the CAGW agenda.
    We have the political and scientific elites who believe this agenda will give them a lot of power and who will enjoy the exercise of the power.
    We have the low-information voters who see the same people promising higher wages by law, higher welfare benefits, and free healthcare who say that climate change is caused by the wealthy and will be terrible. Since they want the goodies, they embrace the rest of the agenda.
    And we have people who want to feel morally superior, the Philistines or Pharisees of this age who are too broad-minded to condemn anything on religious grounds and too narrow-minded to mind their own business.

  3. The issues I get from all this man caused global warming nonsense are headaches, pains in the ass, and soon to come an empty wallet.

  4. In other words, it’s so inconsequential that you would never notice it unless we told you. Without our sage advice, you would think it’s just ordinary weather. Even though there is no place where the climate has actually changed, we are telling you it’s true so you must believe, since we are the ones with the education to discern such weighty matters.

  5. That shows the liberal left for what they are. “If only the common people knew as much as we did, everything would be fine”.

    It explains why they have to tell us what we can’t drink, can’t smoke, can’t eat, where we can’t go, …….

    We must surely be fortunate to have such wise, well-intentioned people looking after us.

  6. ” but when you start to think .” You realize that they have no idea what they are talking about. i.e. ” About to reach a boiling point.” What everything is about to turn from a liquid into a gas. As the great Philosopher Bugs Bunny would say. “What a bunch of maroons.”

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