Potential health impacts of climate change in Alaska

(Credit: Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA Mauna Loa CO2 record.)

It is the consensus of climate experts and 18 major American scientific associations that climate change and global warming is occurring at an unprecedented rate since the rise of humans and that it is due a “greenhouse” effect caused by a number of gases, the most important being man-made carbon dioxide. On this Line One program we discuss the potential health impacts of climate change in Alaska.

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  • Sarah Yoder, MS, works for the Alaska Department of Health and Social services as the acting Environmental Public Health Program manager. She is also responsible for managing Health Impact Assessment (HIA) activities within Alaska and is a co-lead for the Health & Well-being Collaboration Team in the Inter-agency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC). Sarah received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental health and epidemiology from Colorado State University.
  • Michael Brubaker, MS, specializes in assessing environmental impacts on community health. Mike was born in Juneau Alaska and raised in Anchorage. He earned his BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco. He has worked in the Alaska Tribal Health System for over 17 years as a founder and director of the Center for Climate and Health, and the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network. He publishes an e-journal, The Northern Climate Observer.





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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, April 30th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, April 30th, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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