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Canceled by CDC, climate change conference moves to Carter Center


We told you earlier this week about that climate change and health conference that was cancelled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential contest.

It’s back on, and former vice president Al Gore might have had something to do with it. And maybe Ted Turner, too.  From the Washington Post:

The meeting now planned for Feb. 16 will take place outside of any government circles. Rather than at CDC, it will be held at the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta. It will be a one-day event rather than the three days originally planned. Its sponsors now include nongovernmental groups such as the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Turner Foundation and the Climate Reality Project, an education and advocacy group founded by Gore.

In certain scientific quarters, celebrations have begun:

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/health#involved

 


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