10 episodes

Climate change and how it will impact your health is confusing. The Why Climate podcast aims to make it clearer. We are going to look at how protecting the planet isn’t just good for the health of the planet, but how it can help improve your health. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on various climate change topics and how they affect your health. Giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about climate change and the steps you can take to limit your contribution to it while improving your health along the way. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Climate change and how it will impact your health is confusing. The Why Climate podcast aims to make it clearer. We are going to look at how protecting the planet isn’t just good for the health of the planet, but how it can help improve your health. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on various climate change topics and how they affect your health. Giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about climate change and the steps you can take to limit your contribution to it while improving your health along the way. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 11: Harm Reduction and Climate Change

    Episode 11: Harm Reduction and Climate Change

    We talk with Anne from NB Lung about Cannabis usage, harm reduction and climate change in NB. We look at the impacts not only to your health by the environment as a result of the increased usage of cannabis in NB.















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    • 18 min
    The Chemicals We Live with

    The Chemicals We Live with

    In the second episode of this limited-run series – we are talking about Chemicals and how they are managed in Canada. Today we talk with Bill Jeffery, LLB, Executive Director Centre for Health Science and Law (CHSL)







    We dive into all the ways Chemicals are impacting our lives and some of the legal standings around Chemicals and how they are managed in Canada







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    http://healthscienceandlaw.ca/





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    • 40 min
    Episode 8: and that is a wrap on Season 1 with Rebekka Schnitter from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    Episode 8: and that is a wrap on Season 1 with Rebekka Schnitter from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    In the final podcast of season 1 of the Why Climate Podcast, we talk with Rebekka Schnitter from the Public Health Agency of Canada about what adaptation and Health System Resilience looks like going forward.







    Changes in climate are affecting the health of Canadians and their health systems. Recent floods, wildfires, extreme heat events, and severe storms have had impacts on health facilities and disrupted care for those in need. Adaptation measures such as assessments of risks and vulnerabilities, integrated surveillance and warning systems, health professional training, and public education can help prepare Canadians and build the climate resilience of health systems. Well-designed efforts to adapt to climate change impacts and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within and outside of the health sector can result in very large and near-term co-benefits to health. Many health authorities in Canada are increasing adaptation efforts. However, disparities in efforts exist across the country and adaptation needs to be rapidly scaled up to protect health as Canada continues to warm.







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    • 24 min
    Episode 7: Climate and Health, understanding the Indigenous journey on climate change

    Episode 7: Climate and Health, understanding the Indigenous journey on climate change

    Today we chat with Angelina Heer, the director of Nutsihpiluwewicik. Nutsihpiluwewicik began its journey in 2008 when the Faculty of Nursing established the Aboriginal Nursing Initiative (ANI) at the University of New Brunswick. ANI strives to provide culturally appropriate support and experiences that would assist Indigenous students on their academic journey. Since its establishment, we have increased the number of Indigenous nursing graduates in the nursing program. In 2017, Wolastoqiyik Elder Imelda Perley gifted ANI with the name Nutsihpiluwewicik, which is a Wolastoqiyik word for healing clan or clan of healers.







    We chat with Ang about climate change and the role Indigenous people can play in helping to mitagate the effects of climate change







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    Episode 6 : The Cost of Climate Change

    Episode 6 : The Cost of Climate Change

    Director, Urban and Community Studies Institute







    Rob Moir joined UNB Saint John in 1996 and is currently serving as Associate Dean (Research and Special Projects) and Associate Professor of Economics within the Faculty of Business. He received a BArts&Science (Honours in Economics) from McMaster, an MA from Queen's, and a PhD from McMaster.







    He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy. He has also been a visiting professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.







    In May 2018, Rob Moir was named a John Dobson Enactus Fellow by the John Dobson Foundation. This national award honours those who have demonstrated a commitment to shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders.







    Dr Moir's key research topic is the role of cooperation in the economy. Specifically, he used research methods identified in the fields of game theory, and experimental and behavioral economics to determine what drives cooperation and how mechanisms might be designed to facilitate cooperation when cooperation is beneficial to an economy. This has led him to inquiries into environmental issues, market structure, governance, strategy framing, public good provision, gambling, economic measurement, happiness, and community economic development. Dr. Moir also currently holds two research grants for research on the economic impact of tourism in New Brunswick.







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    Episode 5 Connections between the environment and our overall health

    Episode 5 Connections between the environment and our overall health

    Dr. Larry Barzelai is a long-time Vancouver family physician. He has a special interest in geriatrics, and has been extensively involved in educating the next generation of family medicine residents in nursing home medicine.







    He initiated CAPE BC, which was the first of many CAPE regional committees.







    Two main themes have motivated his work with CAPE. The first is a love of nature, and the awareness of the integral part that nature plays in our well-being. The second is working to ensure that his grandchildren will grow up in a healthier world.







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