US Climate and Health Alliance

Columbia University- Climate Change: Public Health Preparedness and Response


Without substantial changes in emissions rates, climate change from the buildup of greenhouse gases is likely to lead to extensive transformations of U.S. ecosystems and coastlines later this century. The U.S. Department of Defense’s 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review recently determined that climate change will contribute to food and water scarcity, will increase the spread of disease and may spur or exacerbate global mass migration. The online course includes a pre-test, a one hour interactive module specifically addressing the climate predictions outlined by U.S. Federal agencies, and a post test. After passing the latter portion, the learner can participate in an interactive case study and receive a certificate of completion.

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National Center for Disaster Preparedness Columbia Regional Learning Center
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Disaster preparedness

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