Rising Temperatures, Sinking Communities: Climate Change’s Impact on Modern Life and Our Responsibility to Act

Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA presents Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences

An upcoming event hosted by the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences aims to shed light on the challenges posed by climate change and its impact on modern life. Titled “Climate Change is Among the Greatest Challenges Facing Humanity: The Responses Must Benefit All People and the Natural World,” the event will feature a range of topics including increased heat waves, febrile oceans, storm violence, lost insurance, wildfires, smoke-filled air, asocial behavior, and an epidemic of loneliness.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA. A Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles and a former State Health Officer for the California Health Department and Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Jackson has received numerous awards for his contributions to public health and environmental advocacy and has authored several books on urban sprawl and designing healthy communities. He currently leads the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine.

The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date. Jackson resides in Berkeley with his spouse Joan Guilford and they have three adult children and seven grandchildren. This discussion is sure to provide valuable insights into how we can address climate change in ways that benefit both people and the natural world.

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