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Introduction to Climate Change and Health

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. Yet these impacts to health are still not well recognized. Since you can’t...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 4h 31m
Language: English

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Description

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. Yet these impacts to health are still not well recognized. Since you can’t change what you don’t understand, this course is designed to equip health and environmental professionals, as well as other changemakers and the public, with critical and usable knowledge to take positive action. The course begins with an introduction to the science of climate change and how climate change affects human health. It takes a deep dive into climate change’s adverse health effects, including those related to extreme heat, waterborne infections, insect-borne diseases, and exposure to storms and floods. Throughout, the theme of health equity is interwoven by pointing to what factors make some populations more vulnerable than others to climate change’s negative health impacts. Finally, the course explains how measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can not only limit future climate change but can also generate substantial immediate health “co-benefits” over and above the benefit of reducing climate change.

Following completion of the course, students will be able to:
· At an introductory level, describe how the climate has changed, explain the role of greenhouse gases in climate change, and describe how the climate is predicted to change in the future.
· Describe how climate change adversely impacts population health, with differing vulnerability across population sub-groups, through direct effects; through ecosystem transformation and degradation; and through the stress it places on political, economic, and social systems.
· Explain how adaptation and mitigation strategies can reduce adverse health impacts of climate change and can generate substantial non-climate health benefits in a just and equitable manner.

You will learn

✓ Describe how and why the climate is changing and is predicted to change in the future
✓ Describe the range of adverse health impacts of climate change
✓ Explain the determinants of vulnerability to extreme weather (heat, storms, and floods)
✓ Summarize the current understanding of how climate change affects the incidence of infectious diseases

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Public Health knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Introduction to Climate Change and Health course cost? Is it worth it?

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Who is the instructor? Is Robert Dubrow a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Robert Dubrow has created 1 courses that got 140 reviews which are generally positive. Robert Dubrow has taught 16558 students and received a 4.53 average review out of 140 reviews. Depending on the information available, Robert Dubrow is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Yale University
Dr. Dubrow has been heavily involved in the educational mission of Yale School of Public Health, as well as in research. Moved by what he sees as the greatest public health challenge in this century, Dr. Dubrow has committed himself to a new direction of education, training, and research on climate change and health. He serves as Faculty Director for a new Climate Change and Health Initiative at Yale School of Public Health, which aims to 1) create a cohort of leaders dedicated to addressing climate change and health; 2) establish an educational program on climate change and health for students across the University; 3) catalyze research on climate change and health utilizing Yale’s multidisciplinary expertise to generate innovative interventions and policy prescriptions; and 4) utilize public health science to support legislative, litigative, regulatory, executive, community, and other efforts to mitigate or adapt to climate change and to achieve climate justice. Dr. Dubrow serves on the Advisory Board of Cool Effect, a program that identifies some of the best carbon emission reduction projects in the world and makes it simple for supporters to donate. Dr. Dubrow has taught both Principles of Epidemiology I and Principles of Epidemiology II and was chosen by the Classes of 2002, 2007, and 2012 to be Teacher of the Year. He co-Chaired the Yale School of Public Health Accreditation Advisory Committee, which oversaw the School’s self-study process leading up to its successful 7-year re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2014. Historically, Dr. Dubrow’s research has focused on cancer, HIV, and their intersection. Most recently, his research has focused on two distinct areas: glioma (the main form of brain cancer) and HIV-related malignancies. He is currently developing a research and public health practice program in the area of climate change and health.

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Video: 4h 31m
Language: English

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