White House report: Register to vote to ‘promote psychological resilience’ to climate change


By: - Climate DepotApril 4, 2016 4:37 PM with 11 comments

Discussing the findings of the new White House report ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States’, HHS Director Daniel Dodgen says registering to vote “promotes psychological resilience” to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

DR DANIEL DODGEN: “In some communities that have been hard hit by severe weather events, we actually find just people who are registered to vote — communities where there’s high voter participation — those communities come back faster. It’s just a small example but it suggests that when you are engaged in your community it promotes psychological resilience.”

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States
White House
April 4, 2016