Doctors see climate change as dire health threat


A coalition of Utah physicians and medical professionals are calling climate change the single biggest global threat to public health and stress its dire impacts will have far-reaching consequences for the state.

In a panel discussion Thursday at the University of Utah School of Medicine, physicians warned of increased dust storms with greater intensity, longer fire seasons, decreased air quality and periods of drought followed by torrential rainstorms.

…"We think this has become as much a moral imperative for the protection of future generations as it is to prevent all-out nuclear war," said Dr. Brian Moench, president of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment.