- March 1, 2023
- Posted by: KBCF
- Category: Events
Interim Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change
Climate Action as a Prescription for Health
From stronger hurricanes and floods, disease spread by mosquitoes, and extraordinary heat, the health risks to everyone in Miami-Dade from climate change are already all too apparent. As much as Miami-Dade County may be a canary in the proverbial coal mine when it comes to detecting the effects of climate change on health, it also has moved towards taking climate actions that can lead all of us, and especially those least well off, forward to leading healthier lives. Dr. Bernstein’s presentation will demonstrate how climate actions can promote health and health equity in ways that can create outsized benefits to the most vulnerable communities while at the same time protecting the climate.