Weston Roundtable: Health–the Silver Lining of Climate Change Policy

When

Thursday October 22nd, 2015, 4:15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Thursday October 22nd, 2015, 4:15pm 2015-10-22 17:15:00 America/Chicago Weston Roundtable: Health–the Silver Lining of Climate Change Policy Presented by: Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute 1106 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue

Presenter(s)

Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute

Where

1106 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue

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Global Health Institute Director Jonathan Patz, professor and John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment, presents a Weston Roundtable lecture that looks at whether the costs and benefits of a low-carbon economy fully appreciated.

The global climate crisis poses many risks to human health: heat waves, famines, weather-sensitive infectious diseases, extreme storms, sea level rise and infrastructure collapse. Yet climate change mitigation policies could potentially have enormous public health benefits that stem from improved air quality and the physical fitness that active transport promotes. These represent the Silver Lining or “co-benefits” of action to confront today’s global climate crisis. In short, climate change presents large human health risks; climate change actions, however, offer health benefits — possibly the greatest health opportunities in more than a century.

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