Climate change is personal

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health May 19, 2023

Activists from India and Kenya and a community health worker from western Massachusetts describe how climate change has damaged the health of family, friends, neighbors, and even pets in their communities. This panel was part of a May 8, 2023 symposium on Climate, Health & Equity at the Harvard Chan School. Speakers Carolina Reyes | Community health care worker Shweta Narayan | Global Climate Campaigner, Health Care Without Harm Passy Amayo Ogolla | Program Manager, Society for International Development Kari Nadeau | Chair, Department of Environmental Health and John Rock Professor of Climate and Population Studies, Harvard Chan School

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Thank you for your interest in our recent symposium. We’re delighted to share a series of videos from the event.

On this playlist, you’ll find a conversation with Melissa Hoffer, the first cabinet-level climate czar in any U.S. state, who is working to integrate sustainability into every policy decision in Massachusetts. You’ll hear about federal efforts to achieve environmental justice from EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe. You’ll listen to moving stories of resilience from around the globe—and a stirring keynote from environmental activist Heather McTeer Toney.

You’ll also have an opportunity to drop in on robust discussions among our faculty experts about the toll climate change is taking on food security and infectious disease outbreaks.

You may also be interested in this article summarizing the symposium or this piece about a separate faculty panel on heat stress.

And if the focus on action and solutions appeals to you, please consider subscribing to The Climate Optimist, a monthly newsletter from the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment.

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