How Can We Act to Mitigate the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change?
Current Obesity Reports
Active transport; Climate change; Food and agriculture; Obesity; Syndemic; Undernutrition
Purpose of Review: The goal of this manuscript is to identify dietary and active transport strategies that reduce greenhouse gases and obesity, and thereby mitigate the effects of climate change on crop yields and micronutrient content. Recent Findings: This report builds on our earlier publication that described the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change. We focus here on the contributions that the USA makes to the Global Syndemic and the policy solutions necessary to reduce the effects of the transport and food and agriculture systems on greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation. Summary: A recent study suggests that people are interested and ready to address local solutions to climate change. Changing the individual behaviors that sustain the US transport and food and agriculture systems is the first step to the broader engagement necessary to build the political will that to achieve institutional, municipal, state, and federal policy.
Dietz, William H. and Pryor, Sydney, "How Can We Act to Mitigate the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change?" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 49.