Climate Change as a Health Crisis: Disease, Disasters, and a Path to Resilience
New York Public Library Science Industry and Business Library (188 Madison Ave., Manhattan)
Much of the public discourse about “global warming” has focused on temperatures, melting glaciers and slowly rising seas. But climate change is already harming the health of people around the world. In their new book, Changing Planet, Changing Health, Dan Ferber and coauthor Paul Epstein, MD, associate director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, reveal the surprising links between climate change and cholera, malaria, Lyme disease, asthma, and other maladies. Ferber will discuss his on-the-ground investigations of these threats in Kenya, Honduras, Harlem, Wyoming and elsewhere. He’ll also present the suite of innovative policy solutions that he and Epstein propose to address the global health threats caused by climate change.