iThink: If Orange is the New Black, is health the new polar bear?  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Thursday, 4/16 1:00 PM to Thursday, 4/16 1:45 PM
  • Speaker: Elena Grossman, BRACE-IL Project Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Host: Co-sponsored by the Energy Initiative, George Crabtree, UIC
  • Campus Address: Rotunda SES (Science and Engineering South)

Abstract: To many, the phrase “climate change” evokes the image of a sad polar bear desperately clutching onto a melting glacier in the middle of a warming ocean. While it is a very gloomy image, most people aren’t losing sleep over polar bears and climate change means more than polar bears losing their habitat. People do care about their health and the health of their family. Shifting the climate change conversation from polar bears and glaciers to humans and health can bring attention to energy efficiency and carbon dioxide reduction strategies. Come hear about the public health impacts from climate change and the co-benefiting interventions to reduce carbon dioxide and protect the public’s health.

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