European Café des sciences Atlanta : Climate Change and Health Impacts

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In celebration of Climate Diplomacy Day, June 17th, the Consulates General of France and Germany in Atlanta will host a special “European Science Café” focusing on the impacts of climate change on health.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, presenting numerous major risks for our planet, international economy and security. Without sustained climate action, these impacts will have considerable consequences for our way of life and that of future generations.

- Where: Alliance Française / Goethe-Zentrum - Colony Square, Plaza Level (1197 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA)
- When: June 17 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. Doors open for a welcome reception at 6:00 pm.
- Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
- For further information, please visit the Atlanta Science Tavern website:
http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaScienceTavern/events/223013285/

On June 17, European embassies around the world will celebrate the second Climate Diplomacy Day, seeking to raise awareness of climate change issues and to encourage informed debate, in view of securing a fair, ambitious and legally binding international agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) at the 2015 Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21). On this occasion, the Consulates General of France and Germany in Atlanta will host a special “European Science Café” focusing on one of the major impacts of climate change: the impacts on health.

Join us for a reception and discussion with special guest, Dr. George Luber, Associate Director for Climate Change in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will share about the effects of severe climate change on health.

Hosted by the Consulates General of France and Germany in Atlanta and organized with the assistance of the Atlanta Science Tavern, this event is free and open to the public.

About the speaker

Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Chief of the Climate and Health Program in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since receiving his PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and joining CDC in 2002, Dr. Luber has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer and staff epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health. His research interests in Environmental Health are broad and include the health impacts of environmental change and biodiversity loss, harmful algal blooms, and the health effects of climate change. Most recently, his work has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of heat-related illness and death, the application of remote sensing techniques to modeling vulnerability to heat stress in urban environments, and Climate Change adaptation planning.

In addition to managing the Climate Change Program at CDC, Dr. Luber is a Co-Chair of the Climate Change and Human Health Interagency Workgroup at the US Global Change Research Program, a Convening Lead Author for the US National Climate Assessment, a member of the American Anthropological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Climate Change, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Environmental Health, Anthropology, and Environmental Science at Emory University.