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Webinar: Climate Change and Health: The Age of Big Wildfires: Confronting an Urgent Health Threat

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Thursday, 18 March 2021, 5:30

Thursday, March 18, 2021. 5:30 Eastern. Webinar: Climate Change and Health: The Age of Big Wildfires: Confronting an Urgent Health Threat. Gina Solomon and Stephanie Holm, University of California, San Francisco; Marshall Burke, Stanford University; Ranyee Chiang, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Richard Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles; Ashley Conrad-Saydah, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by University of California, San Francisco. More information here.

Join the UCSF School of Medicine Office of Population Health and Health Equity and the UCSF Center for Climate, Health, and Equity for the first event of a three-part speaker series on Climate Change and Health. The series, chaired by Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, will feature three virtual 90-minute sessions on the 3rd Thursdays of the month in March-May 2:30-4pm PDT. This is the first session of the series: The Age of Big Wildfires: Confronting an Urgent Health Threat. 2020 marked the West’s worst fire season in modern history, with over four million acres burned in California alone. This session will explore the role of climate change in accelerating the frequency and scale of wildfires, new evidence of the health and equity impacts of wildfire exposure, and the opportunities and challenges we face in mitigating the threat of wildfire disasters and protecting human health and the environment.

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