Adapting to Air Quality and Health Impacts of Climate Change

June 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30amRegistration Closed
 Climate change presents many threats to human health including increased summertime ozone and particulate matter as temperatures rise. Increased wildfire events will also affect air quality. Presenters in this session will discuss the adverse impacts of climate change on public health from a number of perspectives including a review of the key findings from the National Climate Assessment Chapter on Human Health from the Co-Convening Lead Author George Luber of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The EPA's Brooke Hemming will review their research report on regional air quality impacts from climate change and the new science that has emerged since its publication. Her emphasis will be on how the impacts of warming climate depend on which region you live in. Sarah Hoverter of the Georgetown Climate Center will address the important issue of urban heat and present a tool they've developed to help communities cope with the impacts of extreme heat events in metropolitan areas.
 Moderator: Lesley Jantarasami, EPA, Climate Change Division
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 George Luber, Associate Director for Climate Change Climate and Health Program, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Atlanta, GA
 Understanding the Key Messages from the Draft National Climate Assessment Chapter on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health
 Presentation: MP4 File (31 minutes, 24.0 MB)
 Brooke Hemming, Senior Physical Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park, NC
 What the Science Says About Your Air Quality in a Warming Climate
 Presentation: MP4 File (25 minutes, 16.8 MB)
 Sara Hoverter, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Climate Center, Washington, DC
 Adapting to Urban Heat: A Toolkit for Local Governments
 Presentation: MP4 File (23 minutes, 15.8 MB)
 Question & Answer Recording: MP4 File (6 minutes, 3.64 MB)

    Phone: 919-515-3184