Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21

August 29, 2014 2:05 AM

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Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21

Early last November Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda slammed into the Philippines, leaving more than 6,000 people dead, tens of thousands injured, and many more bereft of their homes and livelihoods. The storm was called the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to make landfall.

But National Nurses United, which rapidly dispatched a number of nurse volunteers, who provided basic, hands-on medical support for thousands of the injured, never lost sight of a broader concern.

Also read: Five killed as tornadoes hit northeastern Alabama, Tennessee

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