27 de Marzo de 2012 Eventos en tu universidad
Free Webinar: The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World
27/ Marzo/ 2012 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Campus Verde presents this Webinar from the Union of Concerned Scientists
"The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World"
To be presented at M 107
Global warming emissions present a danger to public health—from worsening ozone pollution to extreme weather events like hotter, longer heat waves. Heavy rain and floods are also likely to get worse in a warming world, leaving us more and more vulnerable to health risks like contaminated drinking water and toxic mold in our homes.
A new report in the series on Climate Change and Your Health, After the Storm: The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World, discusses these and other health hazards posed by extreme precipitation and flooding and what can be done to protect families, particularly those who are at greatest risk. It outlines the top five hidden health risks, discusses how communities can protect themselves from flood-related health impacts, and emphasizes that the best way to reduce our risks from flooding is to invest in flood resilience and reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping emissions that cause climate change.
Please join the authors of the new report—Elizabeth Martin Perera, MPH, UCS senior Washington representative and public health analyst; Rachel Cleetus, Ph.D., UCS senior climate economist; and Todd Sanford, Ph.D., UCS climate scientist—for a webinar.
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