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Hospitals aren’t happy about Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Federico Gambarini / dpa via AP

Environmentalists and scientists aren't the only ones who are upset about President Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Leaders at many of the country's largest hospital systems are grumbling behind the scenes that the withdrawal is a mistake after pleading with the Trump administration this month to stay.

Between the lines: Hospitals are on the front lines of climate change, as studies have shown climate change increases the incidence of infectious diseases, respiratory illnesses and other health problems.