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Seminar coordinator for AY 2022-2023 is Professor Zhuo Wang, zhuowang@illinois.edu

Seminar: Kris Ebi

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Dr. Zhuo Wang
Location
1NOYES Room 217
Date
Feb 3, 2022   3:30 pm  
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Climate Changes Health

Climate change is affecting health safety and security everywhere, with injuries, illnesses, and deaths from climate-sensitive health outcomes associated with changes in weather patterns and related changes in our air, water, food, and environment. The largest health risks include the consequences of reduced food and water safety and security, and extreme weather and climate events. The health risks of climate change are projected to increase in the future, with the magnitude and pattern of impacts dependent on the timeliness and effectiveness of adaptation and mitigation efforts. While everyone is potentially affected, some populations are disproportionately vulnerable. Climate change can also disrupt provision of and access to health care, with consequences for human health. Proactive adaptation on multiple scales can increase preparedness to manage risks. There are potentially significant health benefits from policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; these benefits can offset most of the costs of mitigation while improving health.

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