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Lecture Series on Climate and Health

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    Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
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    Locations Vary.
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    Free, Registration Required


St. Luke’s and Idaho Clinicians for Climate Health continue their lecture series addressing health and climate change.

All sessions are free and open to the public both virtually and through in-person attendance. Session recordings will be available to any registrants and can also be viewed on the St. Luke’s YouTube page upon conclusion.

Fall 2023 Series

Saving Us with Katharine Hayhoe

Sept. 13: 12-1 p.m. MDT

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and studies climate change. She doesn’t accept global warming on faith: she crunches the data, she analyzes the models, she helps engineers and city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts. Katherine also is an author and speaker. Hear from her on climate and what we can do to move the needle toward solutions and to invite allies under the big tent.

Presented by: Katharine Hayhoe

HHS: Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

Sept. 20: 12-1 p.m. MDT

Hear directly from Joe McCannon at the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity on the importance of engagement in the U.S. Health Sectors' efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and the HHS Pledge. 

Presented by: Joe McCannon, Health Care Sector Lead; and Jenny Keroack, Senior Policy Advisor

Hope, Health, and the Climate Crisis

Nov. 1: 12-1 p.m. MDT

Dr. Howard Frumkin is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist and epidemiologist. His research interests include public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy and nature contact. Dr. Frumkin will discuss how hope has been viewed since ancient times as a bedrock of human thriving, and contemporary evidence suggests that hope is a determinant of health, and one we need in this time of climate crisis. 

Presented by: Dr. Howard Frumkin, Journal of Climate Change and Health

The Health Benefits of Climate Action

Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m. MST

Dr. Gaurab Basu will discuss why health equity is important to everyone and the intersection between and complexity of environmental and health impacts. He will discuss developing resources for clinicians and students. Basu will also share how and why he electrified his home and what he discovered on that journey. In 2021, Dr. Basu was named to the Grist 50 list of national climate leaders. This is one among many other awards he’s received. 

Presented by: Dr. Gaurab Basu


Registration Instructions

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Email us with any questions.

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This Event Will Use Microsoft Teams

This Event Will Use Microsoft Teams

Attend Online Using Your Computer, Tablet or Mobile Phone

Microsoft Teams will allow you to attend this event virtually using your personal device.

Climate Change Lecture Archives

  • Climate Smart Asthma Care

    • People are struggling to breathe, and inhalers are part of the solution. But inhalers can also contribute a significant portion of carbon emissions. There may be choices available that are clinically equivalent and have a significantly lower carbon footprint.

      Presenters: Dr. Gregg Furie; Dr. Samantha Green; and Kathleen Silveira, PharmD

    • View on St. Luke's YouTube Channel
  • Expansion of Infectious Borne Disease

    • Climate change, mild winters, early springs, and new habitats are giving insects more time to reproduce, more interactions with humans/animals and more opportunities to spread diseases throughout the United States.

      Presenters: Dr. Sky Blue, Sawtooth Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; and Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho medical director and state epidemiologist, Idaho Division of Public Health

    • View on St. Luke's YouTube Channel
  • Idaho Climate Economic Impacts

    • The Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment connects the latest scientific research on Idaho’s changing climate with economic risks and opportunities that impact businesses, residents and local and state economies.

      With the participation of researchers and subject matter experts, the findings from the assessment help Idaho plan for a productive, resilient future.

      Presenters: Dr. Bill Weppner, primary care provider and clinician-educator; and Helen Brown College of Health and Human Sciences, University of Idaho
    • View on St. Luke's YouTube Channel