940: Climate Change and Human Health
February 1, 2, 3, 4
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
This course will describe some of the causes of climate change and explain its current and foreseeable effects on human health. Lifestyle changes for individuals that may mitigate some effects of climate change will be discussed, as well as the importance of policy changes to deal with the problem of climate change. Although climate change is usually discussed in environmental terms—polar bears, sea ice change, rising sea levels—this course will explore how this problem directly affects you, your family, and people around the world. Potential solutions will be discussed.
Class Format: Lecture and Discussion
Hours of Reading: 1-2 hours/session
Study Group Leader(s):
Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and of Public Health. He created the American Academy of Pediatrics Program on Climate Change and Health.