Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience

Presenter: Kacey Ernst, Assoc. Prof. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Arizona
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

This video covers climate change induced impacts on human health by Assoc. Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Kacey Ernst, Ph.D., in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. The video captures a public talk recorded and available via Arizona Public Media.  

Predicting the degree of impact climate change will have on a specific health outcome becomes more difficult as the pathways become more indirect. Social, economic, and behavioral factors can all enhance or reduce risk. While these factors make predictions difficult, they also suggest a level of control that we as a society have to reduce our risk of negative health outcomes linked to a changing climate. Both top-down and bottom-up actions must be taken now to mitigate current and future health threats.

Topics:Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Health, Policy and Society
Audience:General public, High school, Higher education
Credit: Arizona Public Media