Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin (at Madison) gave a great lecture Jan. 4 to a standing-room only crowd as part of the Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series. His topic, "Climate Change and Health: Dark Clouds AND Golden Opportunities" discussed the list of health issues associated with climate change (e.g., urban heat island effect, air pollution and aeroallergens; vector-borne diseases; water-borne diseases; water resources and food supply; mental health and environmental refugees). Patz was the lead author of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Video and slides from the discussion will be posted in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, read the blog post on NPR's Humanosphere.
April 17, 2011 | Department News