Climate Change & Public Health

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in numerous ways, from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, and decreased air quality, to insect-transmitted diseases, food and water contamination, and mental health threats. Despite these challenges, responding to climate change also provides opportunities to improve human health and well-being, as many of the strategies used to address climate change offer a variety of other benefits that protect people while combating climate change. This webinar will provide information about:

  • Climate change impacts on health in the United States.
  • Potential strategies for climate change adaptation in the public health sector
  • Possible opportunities to benefit health while addressing climate change

About the Speaker(s)

George Luber, PhD

George Luber, PhD

Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Climate Change at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to managing the Climate Change Program at CDC, Dr. Luber is a Co-Chair of the Climate Change and Human Health Interagency Workgroup at the US Global Change Research Program, a Convening Lead Author and member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the US National Climate Assessment, a member of the American Anthropological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Climate Change, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report.

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