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Climate Coats

The Climate and Health Foundation’s Climate Coat initiative uses the power of art to amplify the call for health professionals to enter the vital field of climate change and health. A physician's white lab coat symbolizes the trusted voice of health professionals. By painting these coats with dramatic depictions of extreme heat, wildfires, storms, and drought, we create a powerful emotional connection between our environment and ourselves. The art conveys complex climate concepts and helps raise public awareness of climate impacts on human health.

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Climate Coats at Global Citizen NOW, NYC 
May 2024

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People:  Dr. Cecilia Sorensen and Eco-Feminist Ineza Umuhuza Grace discuss climate threats to human health at Global Citizen NOW New York on May 2, 2024.  Modeling the Climate Coats are Dr Bhar (Bhargavi) Chekuri, Victor Lopez-Carmen and Hannah Weinstein.

A child of British parents, Clare Langley- Hawthorne was born in Canada, grew up in Australia, and moved to the United States in 1995. A former lawyer and health economist, she lived and worked in Arizona, New York, Northern California, Colorado and Florida. Clare is both a published fiction writer as well as a painter. Her abstract acrylic paintings and fabric art,  intuitively break down the natural world into organic shapes, colors, and lines. Through her art she explores the devastating impact of climate change and its connection to health and humanity.

About the Artist

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