Climate change and health

Oct. 17, 2022

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food systems we rely on are fundamental to human health—and all of these rely on a stable climate.

However, warming temperatures are already impacting air quality, the affordability of some foods, hospital admissions during extreme weather events, and our mental health.

At the same time, research suggests that a low carbon future is a healthier future: A future with more active transport, healthier diets, smarter housing design, and more connected communities.

So how can we best manage climate health risks and make the most of the health benefits of a low carbon future?

To answer these questions, our colleagues at the University of Tasmania AirRater team, have organized an online webinar on Wednesday at 10am with an excellent list of speakers including:

  • Professor Fay Johnston - Climate change and air quality
  • Dr Sharon Campbell - Extreme weather and health
  • Professor Alana Mann - Climate change and food security
  • A/Professor Verity Cleland - Active transport
  • Dr Rebecca Patrick - Climate change and mental health
  • Ms Sophie Muller - Healthy Tasmania Five-Year Strategic Plan 2022–2026

You can register for the webinar here:

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