US Climate and Health Alliance

Climate and Health Assessment of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Part 2: Temperature-Related Death and Illness

Location: Via webinar (see login info below) or in NOAA SSMC4, Room 8150, Silver Spring, MD

Sponsor: NOAA’s National Ocean Service Science Seminar

More Information: Please email Tracy Gill at for more information.


This seminar will discuss the findings of the USGCRP’s scientific assessment on the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States. This report was developed over the course of three years by over 100 experts from across 8 federal agencies, and represents a significant improvement in scientific confidence in the link between climate change and a broad range of threats to public health. The goals of the seminar series include providing background on the development of the report, highlighting the overarching messages from the report, and describing some of the key findings across each of the chapters in more detail. In addition, presenters will provide a brief description of publicly accessible materials and where they can be found.

About the Speaker: Marcus Sarofim is an environmental scientist in the Climate Change Division at the Environmental Protection Agency. He was the lead author on the Temperature-Related Death and Illness chapter of the Climate and Health Assessment, which he will be presenting on today. He received his PhD from MIT, where he worked with the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and spent two years as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the EPA before taking a full time position there.

Webinar Login: Mymeeting webinar uses phone for and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#. For the webcast, go to  Under “Participant Join”, click “Join an Event”, then add conf no: 744925156. No is code needed for the web. Be sure to install the correct plug-in for WebEx before the seminar starts (temporary plugin works fine).