Friday, July 9, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT)
The intertwined crises we face today—climate and inequality—have grave consequences for human health and collective wellbeing. Soaring temperatures exacerbate heat vulnerability in historically redlined neighborhoods; over one-third of heat-related deaths globally can be attributed to climate change, disproportionately impacting the already-vulnerable; and air pollution from fossil fuels kills 8.7 million people each year—a growing “public health emergency” that particularly endangers communities of color. These are just a few of the ways that the climate crisis intensifies inequality and allocates harm.
In Talking Climate: Health, an interdisciplinary panel of experts will examine the health impacts of climate and inequality. The panelists will think together about how to achieve climate justice while advancing public health. Like all of the Climate Museum’s programs, Talking Climate: Health aims to create ground for community-building, democratic engagement, and civic action on the climate crisis.