The Climate Crisis as a Health Crisis: Disease, Disasters, and a Path to Resilience

Starts:
12:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012
Ends:
1:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012
URL:
http://sph.bu.edu/ehseminars
Contact Name:
Jean van Seventer
Recent heat waves, droughts, storms and flooding have offered a glimpse of life in a warming world. And such extreme weather is just one way climate change damages human health. In Changing Planet, Changing Health, Dan Ferber and his coauthor, the late Paul Epstein, MD, associate director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, reveal the surprising links between global warming and cholera, malaria, Lyme disease, asthma, and other damaging health effects of climate change. Dr. Ferber will speak about his eye-opening, on-the-ground investigation of these threats in places like Kenya, Honduras, Harlem and Wyoming. He’ll also present innovative solutions that he and Epstein proposed in Changing Planet, Changing Health to shape a healthy global economy in the twenty-first century.