Twin Ports Climate Conversations: Droughts, Heat Waves and Impacts to Public Health

Twin Ports Climate Conversations: Droughts, Heat Waves and Impacts to Public Health
8/17/21, 12:00 pm - 8/17/21, 1:00 pm

Registration:

Advance registration is required. This meeting will be recorded. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting after registering.

Description:

Twin Ports Climate Conversations (TPCC) is a monthly opportunity for community dialogue about questions of climate change. TPCC covers different topics monthly, focusing on perspectives of climate change impacts, adaptation responses, and opportunities for mitigation and resilience. Join the conversation.

While heat waves, droughts and floods are part of the climate in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, these phenomena are being exacerbated by climate change and impacting the most vulnerable members of our communities. For our August TPCC, we will hear from experts working in the two states about recent trends in drought, heat waves and impacts to public health. Pete Boulay will take a look at the history of heat waves and droughts in the region and what has changed over time, both environmentally and socially. Maggie Thelen will provide an overview of the climate and health program in Wisconsin, discuss how climate change impacts our health and who is most at risk, and what we can do to help mitigate health impacts.

Speakers:

Pete Boulay, assistant state climatologist, Minnesota State Climatology Office.

Maggie Thelen, climate and health program manager, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Contact:

Madison Rodman, resilience extension educator, Minnesota Sea Grant, mrodman@umn.edu.

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