An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson details an increase in many deadly and debilitating diseases that are linked to climate change. “Make no mistake about it: Climate change is deadly,” Carlson writes Dec. 10 in the Morning Sentinel. She cites research from the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change and the U.S. Global Change Research Program in making her argument. “What is the greatest threat to public health is also an opportunity to envision and design healthier communities,” she says in reference to the 2016 Paris Agreement. “Countries all over the world have taken action to combat climate change because they know from the world’s leading scientists that inaction has disastrous consequences and affects us all.”