Panel Discussion 5 Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events on Health

Wednesday, 2 April 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2014 AMS Washington Forum
John A. Haynes, Program Manager, Applied Sciences Program, Earth Science Division, NASA, NASA Applied Sciences, Washington, DC

The extent of human health risks from extreme weather and climate events depends not just on exposure to these events, but also on the status of the public health and health care systems, built environment, and natural environment, and on the capacity of individuals and communities to understand the risk, and avoid, prepare for, cope with, and recover from extreme events. The panelists will explore how recent scientific understanding of the magnitude and pattern of possible impacts, and of the effectiveness of measures to communicate and manage risks, can inform local to national policy development.

Peter Berry
Peter Berry, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Health Office, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Handout (10.9 MB)

Jose Centeno
Jose Centeno, The Joint Pathology Center, National Capitol Region Medical Directorate, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic, Joint Base Andrews, MD

Handout (10.2 MB)

Terry Keating
Terry Keating, Office or Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

Handout (1.8 MB)

Rebecca Noe
Rebecca S. Noe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (extreme cold events/public reception and perception of warnings), Atlanta, GA

Handout (1.8 MB)

William Solecki
William Solecki, Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Professor, City University of New York, New York, NY

Handout (6.0 MB)

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