Climate Change and health: a lunchtime chat with Dr. Joan Schiller

Dr. Joan Schiller is a medical oncologist and adjunct professor at University of Virginia. She is passionate about the impact of climate change on health. She recently published two articles on the subject in The Journal of Clinical Oncology – Oncology Practice and Lung Cancer News, a publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Join us as Dr. Schiller explores the topic and shares her wisdom.
Craig Schiller
Dr Joan Schiller
· January 26, 2021
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Natural calamities are commonplace in many too many countries and It is no secret that climate change is warming the air, raising sea levels and causing more severe storms and wildfires. Air pollution is the world’s single largest environmental health risk with around 7 million people dying every year from exposure to polluted air. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that global warming will continue to climb unless we dramatically step up action.

Did you know it’s also affecting human health by increasing disease, causing food insecurity and disrupting medical care?

Dr. Joan Schiller is a medical oncologist and adjunct professor at University of Virginia. She is passionate about the impact of climate change on health. She recently published two articles on the subject in The Journal of Clinical Oncology – Oncology Practice and Lung Cancer News, a publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Join us as Dr. Schiller explores the topic and shares her wisdom.

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Simarjeet
Posted 3 months ago
Climate Change is a personal problem rather than a distant discomfort

To somebody who is new to idea, this talk is able to put it straight. For the people who have delve deeper into the straits of a sustainable lifestyle or professional practice, the talk serves as a refresher and reminder to take everybody along. The course now needs to evolve with more solution oriented approach, on a professional and personal level of what and how we can move to a all electricity

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Dania
Posted 3 months ago
Has become so normal that we do not notice anymore.

Human activities contribute on large scale in hampering the ecological balance, causing disruption in different ecological segments. Schillers focused on the little things that impact largely on human health, the things that we are so familiar with that we forget to consider it as a threat.

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Rutuja
Posted 3 months ago
Great learning experience

Many of us are still unaware that climate change has already started affecting on our health through many new diseases, allergies, etc. In this course, Dr Joan has discussed this in detail and also express the need to take major steps for the  survival of our future generations. This course is also helpful for the  people who are not involved in green building or climate change related field to un

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Shreya
Posted 3 months ago
Link between climate change and sustainability bridged

This course was an eye-opener. It was very informative, easy to understand, and makes you wonder about the effects of climate change on our day-to-day lives from a very different perspective. The four pillars explained in this video; namely, heat, air pollution, diseases due to the rising number of insects, and access to health care, are few things we experience very closely. It encourages you to

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Aaliya
Posted 3 months ago
This session has been enlightening.

This session has opened my eyes about the impact of climate change in our daily lives. Especially about the indoor air pollution and diseases caused by climate change by insects. Dr. Joan Schiller and Craig Schiller did a wonderful job in explaining concepts in a very concise manner.

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Aparna
Posted 3 months ago
Very informative!

This course offers a fresh perspective on the topic of climate crisis from a healthcare and medical standpoint. Not only do the instructors explain implications of climate change with live examples, but also some of the measures that can be taken to tackle it.

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    Simarjeet
    Posted 3 months ago
    Climate Change is a personal problem rather than a distant discomfort

    To somebody who is new to idea, this talk is able to put it straight. For the people who have delve deeper into the straits of a sustainable lifestyle or professional practice, the talk serves as a refresher and reminder to take everybody along. The course now needs to evolve with more solution oriented approach, on a professional and personal level of what and how we can move to a all electricity

    ×
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    Dania
    Posted 3 months ago
    Has become so normal that we do not notice anymore.

    Human activities contribute on large scale in hampering the ecological balance, causing disruption in different ecological segments. Schillers focused on the little things that impact largely on human health, the things that we are so familiar with that we forget to consider it as a threat.

    ×
    Preview Image
    Rutuja
    Posted 3 months ago
    Great learning experience

    Many of us are still unaware that climate change has already started affecting on our health through many new diseases, allergies, etc. In this course, Dr Joan has discussed this in detail and also express the need to take major steps for the  survival of our future generations. This course is also helpful for the  people who are not involved in green building or climate change related field to un

    ×
    Preview Image
    Shreya
    Posted 3 months ago
    Link between climate change and sustainability bridged

    This course was an eye-opener. It was very informative, easy to understand, and makes you wonder about the effects of climate change on our day-to-day lives from a very different perspective. The four pillars explained in this video; namely, heat, air pollution, diseases due to the rising number of insects, and access to health care, are few things we experience very closely. It encourages you to

    ×
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    Aaliya
    Posted 3 months ago
    This session has been enlightening.

    This session has opened my eyes about the impact of climate change in our daily lives. Especially about the indoor air pollution and diseases caused by climate change by insects. Dr. Joan Schiller and Craig Schiller did a wonderful job in explaining concepts in a very concise manner.

    ×
    Preview Image
    Aparna
    Posted 3 months ago
    Very informative!

    This course offers a fresh perspective on the topic of climate crisis from a healthcare and medical standpoint. Not only do the instructors explain implications of climate change with live examples, but also some of the measures that can be taken to tackle it.

    ×
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    1. To somebody who is new to idea, this talk is able to put it straight. For the people who have delve deeper into the straits of a sustainable lifestyle or professional practice, the talk serves as a refresher and reminder to take everybody along. The course now needs to evolve with more solution oriented approach, on a professional and personal level of what and how we can move to a all electricity run homes and cities.

    2. This course was an eye-opener. It was very informative, easy to understand, and makes you wonder about the effects of climate change on our day-to-day lives from a very different perspective. The four pillars explained in this video; namely, heat, air pollution, diseases due to the rising number of insects, and access to health care, are few things we experience very closely. It encourages you to take steps on a personal level to retard the speed of climate change.

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