What does climate change have to do with nurses and healthcare? Climate change is affecting weather patterns — causing superstorms like Sandy and Katrina that have had severe impacts on public health. Our dependence on fossil fuels doesn’t just heat the globe, through — it is also responsible for the worst asthma rates in the country in places like the South Bronx. As nurses, we are on the front lines of public health and our dedication to our patients means advocating for them when they come to see us, but also making sure they live in healthy communities. Learn about opportunities to take action against climate change.