Leaves

Calendar › Briefing on Climate Change and Public Health Risks

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Briefing on Climate Change and Public Health Risks

Devastating heat waves sweeping across continents. Plants producing more potent allergens and toxins. Plummeting air quality on summer days. Disease-carrying insects and pathogens inhabiting new regions. These scenarios aren't the recipe for a disaster movie. They're some of the widespread health consequences caused by global warming. And they're happening right now, all over the world.

As earth's thermostat continues to climb, human health problems will only become more frequent. There is still time for health professionals to help protect communities from these risks to public health and take aggressive action to cut global warming pollution.

Join public health experts in a discussion of the local, national and international health risks created by climate change and how the health community can address these coming challenges through mitigation, adaptation and preparedness.

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy Hess, M.D., M.P.H., Consultant to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Ohio Public Health Experts
When: Tuesday, November 3, 200911 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch included)Where: YWCA, 65 S. Fourth St., Columbus OH 43215Please RSVP to 216-325-0920 or dmadden@mrss.com.

Sponsored by:Natural Resources Defense CouncilNational Wildlife FederationClean Energy Works

 

Devastating heat waves sweeping across continents. Plants producing more potent allergens and toxins. Plummeting air quality on summer days. Disease-carrying insects and pathogens inhabiting new regions. These scenarios aren't the recipe for a disaster movie. They're some of the widespread health consequences caused by global warming. And they're happening right now, all over the world. As earth's thermostat continues to climb, human health problems will only become more frequent. There is still time for health professionals to help protect communities from these risks to public health and take aggressive action to cut global warming pollution. Join public health experts in a discussion of the local, national and international health risks created by climate change and how the health community can address these coming challenges through mitigation, adaptation and preparedness. Speakers include:
  • Jeremy Hess, M.D., M.P.H., Consultant to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Ohio Public Health Experts
When: Tuesday, November 3, 200911 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch included)Where: YWCA, 65 S. Fourth St., Columbus OH 43215Please RSVP to 216-325-0920 or dmadden@mrss.com. Sponsored by:Natural Resources Defense CouncilNational Wildlife FederationClean Energy Works  

« back to calendar

Submit an event

10 best ecological restoration

10 best ecological restoration >

Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.

10 ways to stay cool and save

10 ways to stay cool and save >

See these tips to beat the heat and save money.

Eco-friendly landscapes

Eco-friendly landscapes >

We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.