Morning Sentinel
| by Gail Carlson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson penned a letter to the editor, “Mainers’ health vulnerable to climate change,” that ran Feb. 5 in the Morning Sentinel. In it, Carlson notes how climate-related events such a rising heat index, increased rainfall amounts, more ticks and Lyme disease, and worsening air pollution affect Mainers, especially vulnerable populations. “Protecting the health of all Mainers requires us to take climate action, and the public is welcome to engage with the Maine Climate Council as it develops a climate plan for the state that will strengthen our economy and build healthy, resilient communities,” Carlson writes.

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