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How the U.S. health care system impacts climate change

A factory emitting smoke with New York City in the background. Photo: Kena Betancur/Corbis via Getty Images

Axios' David Nather asks and answers a good question: What does the health care industry have to do with climate change?

The answer: It turns out the U.S. health care system is the 7th largest producer of carbon dioxide in the world, according to the Commonwealth Fund — which is why the health care foundation says the system should do more to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.