5151.0 Climate Change and Environmental Health

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
It is well accepted in the public health community that climate change will have many public health implications. For example, studies predict up to 150 million people will be forced from their homes between now and 2050 due to climate changes. The results of these mass displacements will increase poverty and associated health effects including decreases in life expectancy and increases in infant mortality and infectious diseases. Additionally, scientists believe infectious diseases will become a big challenge as geographic shifts in outbreaks start occuring because of the changing climate. This session will explore some of these issues and offer a look at simple interventions at the local level and models that can help understand mitigation options.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will: 1. Understand how climate change will impact human migration and the public health implications of this; 2. Discuss the different infectious disease challenges related to climate change in Europe; 3. Explore the connections between ecosystem protection, climate change and public health.

12:30 PM
Findings from the State Environmental Health Indicator Collaborative on climate change
Paul B. English, PhD, Christine Davis, Rebecca Shultz, MPH, Sumi Hoshiko, MPH, Amber Sinclair, MSPH, Zev Ross and Erin Simms, MPH
12:45 PM
Impact of climate change on population migration and public health
Zoe Clayson, ScD, José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA and Melissa Janis, MA
1:15 PM
Climate change, cook stoves, and coughs & colds: Evidence from rural Nepal on thinking global, and acting local
Min Bikram Malla, MS, Krishna Prasad Pant, PhD and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, PhD
1:30 PM
Mediating health impacts of climate change: Evidence from regressions and CGE modeling of forest conservation in Brazil
Martin T. Ross, PhD, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, PhD, Brooks M. Depro, MS, Simone C. Bauch, MS, Christopher Timmins, PhD, Keith Alger, PhD and Kelly Jones Wendland, MS

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: International Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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