The Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity is a resource to strengthen and inform your voice as a trusted health professional on climate change, health and equity. The Guide explores the complex and multifaceted connections between climate change and health, disproportionate burdens and the impacts on health equity, and opportunities for solutions.
John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Stephen Mather were champions for the establishment and preservation of the National Park Service, believing that the natural beauty of the United States landscape should be protected and preserved for future generations. However, they could never have predicted within a century the extent to which climate change would threaten these national treasures. Read on to learn how climate change is impacting National Parks, human health, and what can be done to combat it.
Location: The Capitol View Conference Center, Washington, DC. November 3-4, 2016
Sponsor: International Transformational Resilience Coalition
More information: For additional informaiton and registration, please click here.
The many acute traumas and chronic toxic stresses generated by climate change are generating rising levels of severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health problems in the U.S. and globally. They are also producing many psychosocial maladies including interpersonal aggression, crime, violence, and more. These harmful reactions undermine the health, safety, and security of individuals, families, organizations, communities, and entire societies. They also threaten to delay or block efforts to cut carbon emissions and reduce the climate crisis. The problems will worsen as global temperatures rise.