climate is changing. Of the top twenty hottest years ever recorded,
sixteen have occurred in the last two decades. This warming has already
had a profound effect. Many feel powerless in the face of this
challenge, but you can make a difference.
By looking at air
quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, and human migration, this
course will show you how increases in greenhouse gases impact public
health. Experts working in a variety of settings will present their
recommendations for responding to these challenges, and interested
students will have the opportunity to learn about the research methods
that measure the health effects of climate change.
support from the Harvard Global Health Institute, this course will
explain how climate change impacts people around the globe, but also
how it directly affects you and your life. Though your risk rises with
the rising global temperatures, climate change is a solvable problem,
and there are things you can do to mitigate that risk.
This course is
not an elegy for the planet, but a call to action. Enroll now to learn what
you can do to reduce the harm caused by global warming.
What you'll learn
Climate change’s impacts on nutrition,
migration, and infectious diseases
The research methods used in this field
Strategies to mitigate and adapt to the health
impacts of climate change
How changes in Earth’s atmosphere affect
How to assess the various ways of addressing
the health effects of global warming