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.
· 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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  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.

  3. Building Engineers and Architects can draw inspiration from this course and design sustainable building for present / future Generations.

  4. I am shaken by how humans have been involved in this whole climate change phenomenon. It is upsetting to see how this is affecting human health directly in a dangerous way! This insightful webinar by the Craig family will help people to understand the seriousness of climate change and its effects on human health and the Earth.
    I am so glad I took out some time out of my schedule to attend the webinar. Kudos to the GBRI team and Craig family: Dr. Joan Schiller and her son Craig Schiller.

  5. To learn how global warming can affect our health and how 7 million people dying every year from exposure to polluted air has me shaken!
    It is imperative that humans need to step up and take actions right now.

  6. Excellent presentation, with accurate scientific information worth keeping at hand. Thank you a lot for sharing it with the community.

  7. As a LEED AP I did not appreciate the full human health and climate change implications of gas appliances and systems prior to this course. I will certainly rethink using the term IAQ. Cultural challenges in convincing clients to break away from these are inherent, especially with no easy alternatives in some small islands where electricity is still almost 100% diesel-powered. The Electrify Everything Movement will meet significant resistance from gas and propane sectors successfully branded as cleaner energy sources in recent years.

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