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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Climate Change and Health: Large Scale Risks and Opportunities

As part of the Climate Change programming coordinated by The Cleveland Museum of Natural History this year we are very honored to be hosting Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, for the Museum's Wednesday Evening Forum on November 16.

Dr. Patz will speak on his research into the effects of climate on heat waves, air pollution and water and vector-borne diseases. Patz has chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change and was convening lead author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. In addition, Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Following Dr. Patz?s presentation, John McLeod, Director of Environmental Public Health with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will speak briefly regarding local activities related to climate change and health impacts, followed by Q&A. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine through the Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. "Swapping Tail Pipes for Pedals."

To read Jonathan Patz's biography, go here. This lecture is free with admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval Drive in University Circle, Cleveland, OH; www.cmnh.org).

As part of the Climate Change programming coordinated by The Cleveland Museum of Natural History this year we are very honored to be hosting Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, for the Museum's Wednesday Evening Forum on November 16. Dr. Patz will speak on his research into the effects of climate on heat waves, air pollution and water and vector-borne diseases. Patz has chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change and was convening lead author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. In addition, Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Following Dr. Patz?s presentation, John McLeod, Director of Environmental Public Health with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will speak briefly regarding local activities related to climate change and health impacts, followed by Q&A. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine through the Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. "Swapping Tail Pipes for Pedals." To read Jonathan Patz's biography, go here. This lecture is free with admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval Drive in University Circle, Cleveland, OH; www.cmnh.org).

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