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Climate Explorations: A Matter of Dollars & Sense

October 30, 2014 – This event will explore the current state of climate change and beliefs held about this issue by the American public

  • Time:Oct 30 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location:Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 | Get Directions
  • Event Organizer:Jason Cervenec | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Presentations | Show Similar

Climate change impacts are anticipated to extend beyond ecosystems to include human health. One of the most significant will be through deteriorating air quality. While understanding of climate change continues to grow, awareness of the connection between climate change and public health is relatively new.

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft carbon pollution standards that will confront climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The same power plants that produce carbon dioxide emit other pollutants detrimental to health and the environment.

This Climate Explorations event will explore the current state of climate change and beliefs held about this issue by the American public. It will outline the link between climate change and U.S. EPA’s proposed carbon standards and examine the potential health benefits. Finally, economic impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation options will be offered in considering the question of whether public health improvements need come at the expense of the economy.

What is the current state of climate change?
What do Americans believe about the issue?
What effect would the U.S. EPA Carbon Standards have on climate change and public health?
Can eliminating greenhouse gases be a win for both health and the economy?

Presentations
Global Climate Change: The Evidence, Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson
Americans’ Beliefs About Climate Change
Dr. Teresa Myers
Clean Air and Health Benefits of Power Plant Carbon Standards
Dr. Joel Schwartz
Climate Change, Public Policy, and the Economy
Dr. Noah Dormady

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