Climate Change: Health and Disease Threats | The Forum at HSPH


Harvard University

Published on Dec 17, 2015

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on the agenda than other concerns. Yet, droughts, floods, heat waves, and air pollution related to climate change produce rippling effects that impact food production, infectious disease spread, chronic illnesses, and more. Dwindling resources force people to leave their homes and abandon traditional lifestyles, creating populations on the move with serious health impacts. In this Forum, public health and policy experts picked up where COP21 left off, taking on the critical piece of health within the climate change conversation.

Presented December 16, 2015 in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project. Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.

Watch the entire series from The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at http://www.ForumHSPH.org.

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