Dr. Courtney Howard, MD

National Observer

In the media : “Youth climate strike: ‘a diagnosis being made en masse,’ says ER doc “

“There is a sense of a diagnosis being made, en masse. The children of the world have shunned the system created by adults—the schools, as being inadequate to the moment. They are looking into each other’s eyes, confirming that climate change is an existential threat to their health and well-being, and that their elders have failed to protect them.”

Post-COP24 Interview with Steve Paiken on the Agenda

On my way home from COP24 in Poland I stopped by the Agenda studio to talk LancetCountdown 2018 and about how discussing climate change as what it is—a health issue, can help to get us all pulling in the same direction towards a healthy response.

National Observer

In the media : “It’s Time to Talk About Ecological Grief”

“When I called Courtney Howard, one of the authors of the recent Lancet Countdown 2018 Report on health and climate change, she was Christmas shopping during a pit stop in London on her way to the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland.”

Medical Life at ASRI: medicine at the end of a bumpy highway.

Although I trained mostly in large academic centres, I’ve spent much of my medical life practicing at the remote end of bumpy highways.  There is an elegance to it—an instant humility brought about by limited resources, a ‘we’d better stick together or we’re sunk’ solidarity amongst staff that evaporates much of the posturing that can

Chainsaw Buyback: Just Transition in the Bornean Rainforest

Chainsaw Buyback: Just Transition in the Bornean Rainforest   One of my take-homes from attending the COP23 climate change negotiations in November was just how strongly environmental and labour groups are now, rightly, pushing for a “Just Transition” to ensure that workers are supported as we move from a fossil-fuel economy to a low-carbon one.