Climate Change Impacts Your Health

Oct 30, 2020  3:00pm - 4:00pm

(GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time

Event URL:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-impacts-your-health-tickets-126318053699?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
Hosted by: Sustainability Council (University Of Alberta)

We know climate change impacts the ocean and cryosphere. But what does this mean for human health?

About this Event

We know climate change impacts the ocean and cryosphere. But what does this mean for human health? This presentation from the Precision Health Signature Area unpacks key findings from the most recent IPCC report focused on changes to our oceans and cryosphere. Sherilee Harper will show that environmental effects—warming water, decreased ice, thawing permafrost—have undeniable impacts on human health.

Sherilee Harper is a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her research investigates associations between weather, environment, and public health in the context of climate change, and she collaborates with partners to prioritise climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research.

She is a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC); Lead Author on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6-WG2); is a Lead Author on Health Canada’s upcoming Climate Change and Health Assessment; and serves on the Gender Task Group for the IPCC.



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