You can't run from climate change. We breathe better with clean air. Exercise and healthy living are both affected when the air we are breathing is filled with air pollution. As a pulmonologist, I've witnessed firsthand the effects of climate change and poor air quality on my patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Taking a stand to reduce climate pollution is what our children and patients deserve. The California Thoracic Society is proud to work closely with the American Lung Association in educating and promoting ways to reduce climate pollution and enable our communities to run towards a life of better breathing.