Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century

The Lancet Countdown—an international research collaboration that tracks progress on the relationships between human health and climate change—released its inaugural Countdown Report on October 31. The report tracks climate change and health indicators across five key domains.

In one of a series of launch events, panelists Gina Solomon MD, MPH; Rachel Morello Frosch PhD, MPH; John Balmes MD; Hector De La Torre; and Linda Rudolph MD, MPH discussed the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy to a packed audience at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley.

This talk was part of the Fall 2017 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. It was co-sponsored by the Berkeley Climate and Energy Institute, the Public Health Institute, the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.

Date: November 1, 2017

Location: Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center, Berkeley CA