Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century

| November 3, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Efforts to reduce air pollution can have immediate benefits for public health. Los Angeles Smog by Ben Amstutz | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

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On November 1, 2017 the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health hosted a panel to discuss to the first annual Lancet Countdown Report:

“Climate change impacts human health directly and indirectly and no country is immune to its effects. The 2015 Lancet Commission concluded that anthropogenic climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of gains in public health. More hopefully, the Commission also agreed that a comprehensive response to climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.

“On October 31, the Lancet Countdown—an international research collaboration that tracks progress on the relationships between human health and climate change—will release its first annual Countdown Report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Our panelists discussed the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.”

You can watch the panel discussion below or here.

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