Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Free seminar:   Climate Change, Human Health and the Well-Being of Vulnerable Communities

This seminar, part of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Critical Issues in Climate Change Speakers Series, is being held July 27 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Union Station.
Climate change is predicted to increase the intensity and negative impacts of urban heat events, prompting the need to develop preparedness and adaptation strategies that reduce societal vulnerability to extreme heat.   The potential health impacts resulting from climate change are essential to policy discussions about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and about social adaptation to climate change.   Children represent a particularly vulnerable group that is likely to suffer is proportionately from both direct and indirect adverse health effects of climate change. (Joint Center)

This event is free and details are on the Joint Center's web site.   Registration is required by July 26.

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