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The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

Earth has a fever, and her health is declining. This is having profound effects on human health and welfare, from increases in infectious diseases, to extreme heat waves to failing crops. In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Experts and Topics
Session 1
Wednesday, March 4

Anthony Barnosky, Professor, Stanford University.
Planetary and Human Health in the Anthropocene

Dr. Jonathan Patz, Professor and Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin
Treatment for Today’s Climate Emergency Can Actually Save the Lives of Way More People Than We Ever Imagined

Session 2
Wednesday, March 11

Jennifer Vanos, Assistant Professor & Senior Sustainability Scientist, School of Sustainability and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Hot Spots for Resilience: Tackling the Health Challenges of Extreme Heat from Global to Local

Miriam Marlier, Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Wildfires, Climate, and Health: Connecting Land Use with Regional Public Health Impacts

Session 3
Wednesday, March 18

Bill Ball, Professor, Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Chesapeake Bay Consortium
Chesapeake Bay Blues, Greens, and Goofs: Challenges of Protecting Water Quality in the Face of Climate Change

Alan Barreca, Associate Professor, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
How to Save Lives and Alienate Environmentalists

Session 4
Wednesday, March 25

Cindy L. Parker, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
From Global to Local – How Does Earth’s Health Affect Your Health?

Additional sponsors:

  • Stephen and Brenda Olson
  • Ralph and Hazel Osborn and Lois J. Roork Charitable Trust