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Public Health Impacts of Climate Change – Part 2 (UCLA Extension)

July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

No longer a distant threat, human-caused climate change directly affects public health, and its effects are likely to worsen over time. This course taught by Dr. Jonathan Fielding and guest speakers Diane Garcia Gonzales and Brian Cole will provide an overview of the health implications of climate change, including the harmful physical and mental health impacts of various manifestations of climate change (for example, excessive heat, worsening air pollution, wildfires, and extreme weather events).

Tested solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change will be discussed, with an emphasis on effective community-based efforts and climate policies.

Each week, students will be invited to participate in a live session that includes a presentation, Q&A, and networking opportunity. Students will also be provided with suggested reading lists, optional short activities, and opportunities to discuss with peers online to help deepen their understanding.

In part 2, Diane A. Garcia-Gonzales, PhD, MPH will discuss climate change and equity.

Sign up for this free webinar here and participate in any or all of the sessions on Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 pm July 13, 20, and 27.