There’s no doubt that the increase in respiratory disease is related to climate change. We have one of the highest rates of respiratory diseases in the county.

dr. bruce amundson
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Climate Impacts Health

Did you know adult asthma rates in the ‘Evergreen State’ are higher than the national average? Asthma is just one health problem worsened by burning fossil fuels. Global warming is also impacting food production; increasing the growing number of infectious diseases and allergies; lessening water supplies and quality; and contributing to health problems caused by heat waves and other extreme weather events.

Doctors, nurses and other public health experts stand with the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy to reduce air pollution, and to preserve a climate that makes healthy human life possible and Washington State a safe and wonderful place to live.

Rising carbon dioxide levels cause a longer pollen season and make allergies worse than ever!

stories of impact

Respiratory Disease is Related to Climate Change

Dr. Amundson says severe weather events around the world caused by climate change are closely tied to health-related issues and are negatively impacting human health. Read More

Caring for Others Means Caring About Climate Change

As a mom and as a nurse it scares Amelia Kaune to think about what the world could look like in 50 years if global warming continues at its current pace. Read More.

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“Climate change is about health: the health of our children, our communities, and our planet. We call for immediate action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”

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Jobs & Clean Energy Supporters

  • 21 Progress
  • 350 Bellingham
  • 350 Seattle
  • 350.org
  • Alliance for a Just Society
  • American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
  • APACE
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, King County Chapter
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, South Puget Sound Chapter
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Spokane Chapter
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Yakima Valley Chapter
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Pierce County Chapter
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Snohomish County Chapter
  • Audubon Washington
  • Bicep
  • Calyx
  • Children’s Alliance
  • Citizens for a Clean Harbor
  • Climate Change For Families
  • Climate Solutions
  • Coalition of immigrant refugees and communities of color
  • Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
  • Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Community to Community (C2C)
  • Consumers Union
  • CoolMom
  • Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / Technical Advisory Group
  • Earth Club UW Chapter
  • Earth ministry
  • Earthship Seattle
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Environment Washington
  • Environmental Action
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
  • Environmental Professionals of Color, Seattle Chapter
  • Evergreen Students for Climate Action
  • Faith Action Network
  • Feet First
  • ForestEthics
  • Fremont Brewing Company
  • Friends of Grays Harbor
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • FRIENDS of the San Juans
  • Fuse Washington
  • Got Green
  • Grays Harbor Audubon Society
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders (INND)
  • Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education
  • Latino Community Fund of Washington
  • Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing (LELO)
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • NAACP
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Neomer
  • Northwest Cooperative Development Center
  • Northwest Seed
  • NW Energy Coalition
  • Olympic Climate Action
  • OneAmerica
  • Progreso: Latino Progres
  • PSARA, Puget Sound Adocates for Retirement Action
  • Puget Sound Sage
  • Rajana Society
  • RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • SafeGuard the South Fork
  • Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
  • SEIU 775
  • SeQuential
  • Sierra Club, WA Chapter
  • Solar Resource Assessment LLC
  • Statewide Poverty Action Network
  • Sunergy Systems
  • Sustainable West Seattle
  • Tacoma Green Drinks
  • Tenants Union of Washington State
  • The Lands Council
  • The Washington Bus
  • Tilth Producers of Washington
  • Tiny Trees Preschool
  • Trane
  • Transition Fidalgo & Friends
  • Transportation Choices
  • UFCW 21
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • University Temple United Methodist Church & Society Committee
  • Washington CAN!
  • Washington Conservation Voters
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Washington Green Schools
  • Washington Interfaith Power and Light
  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Washington State Budget & Policy Center
  • Washington state labor council
  • Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network
  • WashPIRG
  • Win/win Action
  • YMCA BOLD GOLD