Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Emergency Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Room 3358 A/B of the Duderstadt Center, Univ of Michigan, North Campus.
Noon, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Our climate is our planet’s life support system. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and diseases carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. As described in the Lancet Countdown report, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge with a changing climate. Not everyone is equally at risk, and children are especially vulnerable. Preventive and adaptive actions are needed.

This is the webinar version of the presentation which is happening in the Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education, University of Michigan.

More information is available here.

Dr. Salas is an emergency medicine physician who co-authored the U.S. portion of the Lancet Countdown report and The Climate Crisis — Health and Care Delivery in the New England Journal of Medicine. A panel of experts will present solutions from a variety of other universities who are reducing their carbon footprint in response to the urgent public health need.
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