Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one: Visa Credit Cards refuse to cover Zipcar rentals | Ted Eytan, MD, probably because this issue has affected so many people. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

View SustainDC Health Care Pledge Featuring Mayor Vincent C Gray, Washington DC USA 49106 on Flickr.com Yesterday, we had the great honor at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) to host Washington, DC’s Mayor (@MayorVinceGray) for a special signing: On October 23, 2014, Mayor Gray will host a signing ceremony for the Sustainable … Continue reading Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change – JAMA

Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change - JAMA

The facts: View Average Annual Temperatures Washington, DC 1871-2013 47670 on Flickr.com Similar trends can be seen for snowfall and precipitation, both trending down instead of up, in Washington, DC, with a whole host of livability and health effects that will result. Patz JA, Frumkin H, Holloway T, Vimont DJ, Haines A. Climate Change: Challenges … Continue reading Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change – JAMA

Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan

Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan

If your community has a sustainability plan, you should read it. This the plan for the city I live in, Washington, DC, USA, and it’s terrific. I discovered it a few months ago while taking a course on climate change literacy (see: Now Analyzing: Temperature and snowfall data for Washington, DC, Implications for Health | … Continue reading Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan

Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA

Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA

I have alluded to the excellent Sustainable DC Plan and have been planning to post about it, and then realized I hadn’t put this up yet. It’s my first assignment from the course I took on navigating climate change conversations (that I highly recommend, it’s free – see: Finished my 3rd MOOC, and moving to renewable Energy … Continue reading Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA

#GreenHealthChat – tweeting with experts in climate change and health care

#GreenHealthChat - tweeting with experts in climate change and health care

On Tuesday, I got to host a very special tweetchat. On a topic that I’ve been interested in for a long time, and with great people. As the title says, it was climate change in health care. Special because this topic does not get very much attention in social media. Partially because the health system … Continue reading #GreenHealthChat – tweeting with experts in climate change and health care