The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Stewards Education Project welcomes Dr. John M. Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor for Public Health to the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as their featured speaker this month. Please join us on Monday, February 1st at 7:30pm EST for the webinar Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science. Dr. Balbus is a part of the Climate for Health leadership circle and is well versed in the overlaps between climate and health. For more information on this webinar and to register, see the information below.
(Webinar) Monday, February 1st at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Space is Limited. Reserve Your Spot by registering here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The impacts on health of climate change as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant. In the past five years, recognition of the importance of the health implications of climate change has grown enormously, from major reports in the premier international medical journal Lancet to messaging from the President about the US Clean Power Plant rule and Climate Action Plan. Understanding how climate change and climate variability affect people’s health and well being is a foundational aspect of basic climate literacy. For teachers, integrating content and exercises on health provides an opportunity to engage students in earth science with projects that both demonstrate the relevance of the science and also require development of critical analytic and synthetic skills. Health content related to climate change can also augment curricula in the social sciences, history, literature, and the visual arts. This talk will summarize the health implications of climate change and encourage discussion of how health content can help teachers achieve their educational goals.
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