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"As Fires and Floods Wreak Havoc on Health, New Climate Center Seeks Solutions"

California Healthline interviewed Dr. Jonathan Fielding, FSPH distinguished professor of health policy and management, and Michael Jerrett, professor of environmental health sciences, about the Fielding School's new UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

For the past month, record-breaking wildfires have torched millions of acres from the Mexican border well into Canada, their smoke producing air so toxic that millions of people remained indoors for days on end while many visited hospitals because of respiratory distress.

Last week, Hurricane Sally left a trail of watery devastation in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, even as more storms brewed offshore.

All of that on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.