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The Baruch Climate Change Seminar Presents:
The Spring 2016 Baruch Climate Change Series
Under the Weather?
The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate
April 21, 12:45-2:00pm
55 Lexington Ave., Room 14-245
From: The Members of the Baruch Climate Change Seminar
Deborah Balk, SPA
Mindy Engle-Friedman, Psychology
Christopher Hallowell, Journalism and the Writing Professions
Kannan Mohan, CIS
Cynthia Thompson, Management
Steve Young, Psychology
Chester Zarnoch, Natural Sciences
About the Program
At an ever-increasing rate, evidence is accumulating that the earth’s climate system is warming and that the health consequences of this warming are already impacting our communities. From the direct effects of weather and temperature extremes on illness and death to the potential for changes in disease ecology and geography brought about by “state shifts” in the earth’s biosphere, climate change will be a defining issue for public health in the 21st Century. This presentation will review the evidence on climate change and its impacts on health, discuss emergent, or future threats to health as a result of increasing atmospheric CO2, and present a “path forward” on public health action on climate change.
About the Speaker
Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Chief of the Climate and Health Program in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since receiving his PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and joining CDC in 2002, Dr. Luber has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer and staff epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health. His research interests in Environmental Health are broad and include the health impacts of environmental change and biodiversity loss, harmful algal blooms, and the health effects of climate change. Most recently, his work has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of heat-related illness and death, the application of remote sensing techniques to modeling vulnerability to heat stress in urban environments, and Climate Change adaptation planning.
To register, please e-mail or call Matthew LePere:
Spring 2016 Baruch Climate Change Series Schedule
Seminar 2: Business in a Climate-Compatible World on May 5th
Seminar 3: Water in a Changing Climate on May 12th
This program is supported by the Office of the Provost’s Faculty Research Seminars