By Bobbi Nodell, Health Sciences NewsBeat

UW professor of global health Kristie Ebi has attended United Nations climate-change conferences since 2000. The agreement reached at the Paris conference in December, she said, was nothing short of monumental.

“It showed that world governments agree climate change is a serious problem and they are committed to addressing it,” Ebi said. She’s an expert on the health risks of climate change and how humans adapt to it. She addressed conference attendees on Dec. 5 and 11.

Kristie Ebi at Climate Talks in Paris 2015
Professor Kristie Ebi presenting at the United Nations climate talks in Paris in 2015. Photo courtesy of Kristie Ebi.
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Read the Q & A with Professor Ebi on the NewsBeat website.

To learn more about Dr. Ebi's work on global environmental change, visit the UW's Center for Global Health and the Environment website.