250751 Hardest Hit: Survival strategies from the front lines of climate change

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:58 PM

Around the world, our climate is changing. And some of us are hit harder than others. From the US Gulf Coast to southern Ethiopia, from the rice fields of Vietnam to the villages of El Salvador, it's the poorest people who are on the front lines of climate change. Water whether too much or too little is often the heart of the problem. Droughts, floods, and storms pose a growing threat to people's safety and survival. But poor communities are fighting back. Featuring stories from four countries, this video shows how community-led solutions from elevated houses to cleaner wells are helping people adapt to the effects of climate change.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Define 3-4 ways climate change is impacting communities in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Lousiana and Vietnam. Identify 3-4 community generated solutions which support climate change adaptation

Keywords: Climate Change, Community Capacity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work on climate and poverty alleviation campaigns for Oxfam America.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.