Need a climate and health 101? In our debut episode, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, Director of the Climate and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, to provide a crash course introduction on the relationship between climate change and health.
Starting from the basics, Dr. Shaman helps contextualize global warming using concepts from earth science, economics, and sociology. We then examine how our changing climate has already impacted human health and will continue to affect us for generations to come. Most importantly, we talk about what we can and need to do to make a difference.
This episode sets the stage for our series, where we’ll dig deeper into the specific health consequences of climate change, the solutions we can employ, and much more.
Hosted by Natasha Sood
Edited by Liana Haigis
IPCC’s 2018 Special Report