Health in the Climate Crisis
When: June 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Reception to follow.
Where: WWF-US Headquarters, Russell E. Train Conference Center
1250 24th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037
As the climate changes, we can expect many impacts that pose threats to human health and well-being. Heat waves can be devastating to vulnerable populations and vector-borne diseases transmitted through mosquitoes are on the rise due to increasing temperatures. This presentation explores the health risks due to climate change, how they are identified, and the ways that cities address them. It is based on case studies of heat-related exposures, Valley Fever, and West Nile Virus, as well as a six city study of urban climate action in the United States.
About Sabrina McCormick
Sabrina McCormick, PhD, is a sociologist and filmmaker who investigates how to motivate climate mitigation and adaptation. Her recent research explores the health risks associated with climate change, how and why U.S. cities act on climate change, and the role that climate litigation plays in climate policy. Dr. McCormick has directed and produced several award-winning films, including her current film, Arara, set in the Brazilian Amazon, and two segments of the Emmy-winning Showtime series, The Years of Living Dangerously. McCormick has been a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency. She is the author of two books, and over fifty articles and book chapters. Dr. McCormick is Associate Professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and Senior Fellow at the Wharton Risk and Decision Center.
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