Climate Change, Catastrophic Weather, and Human Health: A Response to Gina McCarthy's Keynote Address
Friday, March 16, 2018 | Start Time: 9:00 AM| Mundelein Auditorium, 1st floor, Mundelein Center
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Tuchman, IES founding dean
Climate change has disrupted other countries and now we are seeing the impacts on our own shores. When powerful hurricanes hit the United States it upsets our economy, disrupts our food systems, limits our access to clean water and puts stress on our public health infrastructure. Our plenary panelists will delve deeper into the issues raised during Gina McCarthy’s inspiring keynote address. Topics will range from a discussion on the ways in which climate change impacts human health, including the prolonged periods of draught and/or flooding that displaces people from their land. Panelists will talk about how food and water insecurity caused by severe weather drives up the number of climate refugees on our planet.
- Mr.Tomas Insua, executive director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement
- Dr. Sarah Lovinger, Internal Medicine Physician, Heartland Health Centers--Chicago
- Dr. Peter Orris of Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Dr. Michael Tiboris, global water fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs