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Webinar: Health & Equity Impacts of Extreme Heat

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Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:30

Thursday, May 14, 2020. 12:30PM. Webinar: Health & Equity Impacts of Extreme Heat. Juli Trtanj, NOAA; Patricia Solis, Arizona State University; Melissa Guardaro, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Sponsored by Security and Sustainability Forum. More information here.

 

Extreme heat is a hazard to human health and well-being. The health impacts of extreme heat are dependent on individual coping capacity, personal-to-city-level heat mitigation strategies, and access to cooling infrastructure, among other complex factors. Current and future conditions of extreme heat disproportionately impact communities that are already facing inequities. This webinar will address current research and applications on human health and extreme heat at the individual, community, and city levels and provide climate action guidance to city leaders, practitioners, and the public. Panelists will assess additional burdens and risks resulting from COVID-19.

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