Remember how CDC officials abruptly cancelled their long-planned climate and health summit right before President Donald Trump took office? Well, an unofficial version featuring many of the same speakers will happen Thursday in Atlanta.
After word spread last month of the summit’s cancellation, a group of advocates — led by former Vice President Al Gore — scrambled to put on an one-day version of the original three-day conference so experts in public health, public policy, and climate science could gather to talk about global warming and its impact on public health. Former President Jimmy Carter, a longtime advocate for global health issues, offered to host the rescheduled meeting at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The event is being sponsored, in part, by the Turner Foundation, which makes grants for environmental work.