The Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis

Apr. 24, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science building (CCIS)

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If climate change is impacting our health, what is the cure?

With earlier wildfire activity, unprecedented extreme heat waves and increased risk of both flooding and drought, we are increasingly seeing the impacts of climate change all around us. Climate change is no longer a distant threat, it is our current reality. And, these climate extremes impact everything that we care about – including our health. How does climate change impact your health? And, what can you do about it?

Join our discussion with Dr. Sherilee Harper, U of A professor and vice chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (WGI IPCC), to understand how climate change affects your health, the role of climate-health science in local to international decision-making and how health equity contributes to climate solutions.

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About Sherilee Harper

Sherilee L. Harper is a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health and 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 across sectors to prioritize climate-related health actions, planning, interventions and research. She was a lead author on two of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and served on the Gender Task Group for the IPCC. She co-chaired the Health and Wellbeing Advisory Table for the Government of Canada's National Adaptation Strategy and was a coordinating lead author on Health Canada's latest Climate Change and Health Assessment. She is currently a vice chair for the IPCC (WGI).

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