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Health Care’s Climate Change Contradiction

March 24, 2022

Health Care’s Climate Change Contradiction

The U.S. health care system is responsible for 8.5% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. We discuss how health care contributes to climate change, how some hospitals are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and what more needs to be done.

NOTE: This episode has been updated to clarify Practice Greenhealth’s operating model.

Guest:

Gary Cohen, co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm

Read a full transcript and dig deeper into the issues explored in today’s episode on our website.

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