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Heat Waves and High Water: Climate Change and Public Health

Wisconsin 2050: Pioneering the Future Series
Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:00am

In his Academy Evening talk Jonathan Patz, professor and Director of Global Environmental Health at UW–Madison and lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, outlines how global climate change—including warming temperatures and sea-level rise—may alter the Wisconsin landscape, bringing new and unexpected health risks to the Great Lakes region and across the U.S. This event held in conjunction with the UW Arboretum as part of their 75th Anniversary Celebration. Recorded on November 15, 2009, at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

Contributors

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences.

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