Climate Change, Healthcare and You

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Age Group:

Adults , Teens

Program Description

Description

Gary Leabman, a Climate Reality representative, will look at how rapidly changing climate is affecting health and healthcare. Allergists are busier than ever, and asthma is affecting more people. Cases of COPD are on the rise. Deaths and cancer are prevalent in communities near coal-fired power plants. And these are just air-quality issues. Water and land degradation issues are plentiful. Many cases of depression and PTSD are mental health effects of this climate crisis. Losing a home to wildfire or losses after flooding are traumas that affect those under 10 especially hard. This presentation encourages personal lifestyle changes that can lower your carbon footprint and provides information to make important decisions for yourself and on behalf of future generations.