When we think of climate change, we often think the consequences are far off. But doctors and scientists believe it is harming our health now and it will only get worse. Some of the climate's harmful effects to our health can be obvious - extreme weather events and increased temperatures. But many are less so, think asthma and allergies, even food and water borne diseases, on up to cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer. How does climate impact our health and what can we do about it? We'll talk with people involved in educating the public about the risks of the changing climate to our health, including from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Jeremy Hess - On the faculty at Emory University in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine and the Dept. of Environmental Health. He also serves as Senior Medical Advisor, Climate and Health Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Karin Yeatts - Epidemiologist and a Research Assistant Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Karin is co-chair of the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina.
- Dr. Jeremy Hess is presenting a webinar Wednesday Dec. 5 on behalf of Clean Air Carolina from 11:00am - 12:00pm on "Climate Change: Managing the Shifting Environmental Health Risks." Details and registration.