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The most serious and direct consequence of climate change for human health is the projection of longer and more severe heat waves in the future. Heat exposure is the leading cause of weather-related fatalities in the nation and disproportionately affects low-income communities and outdoor workers across California and worldwide.
Join public health, policy, and climate experts in a conversation about human health and climate change, the risks that communities face from heat waves, and how we can prepare for a future of increased global temperatures.
About the speakers:
Dr. Ashley McClure is a Kaiser primary care physician at Salud en Espanol in Oakland. She is an advocate for public awareness of the health harms of climate change and co-founder of California Climate Health Now.
Bruce Riordan is the program director for the UC Berkeley Climate Readiness Institute, which works collaboratively with climate experts to address the Bay Area’s most important climate challenges, including extreme heat events, wildfires, and other impacts on human health.
Dr. Rupa Basu has spent nearly two decades investigating the associations between climate and public health and is chief of air and climate epidemiology at Cal EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
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