SAC # 109

Energy, Climate Change, and Health: Impacts and Responsibility



TIME | 19 May 2011, 4pm onwards

LOCATION | CSAFE Seminar Room, , Dunedin

SPEAKER | Hank Weiss


This presentation will discuss some of the most important possible health impacts of climate change over the next century, the broad role of energy use in maintaining the kind of healthy societies we have come to expect, and the challenges and opportunities likely to be faced in the health sector by the need to quickly reduce fossil fuel use or equally likely, its decreasing affordability. Group discussion will focus on the potential role of the health sector in helping to motivate itself, leaders and communities from a position of problem ignorance and denial to preparedness, action, and sacrifice. 

About the Speaker

Dr Weiss is currently holds a position as Research Professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago and Director of the Injury Prevention Research Unit. Dr Weiss has over 27 years’ experience in injury control, founding the state program in Wisconsin and since 1992, in academia. He received his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of California. His research has covered injury surveillance, violence and domestic violence, baby walkers, poisonings, bicycles, motorcycle head injury, data linkage, recreational injuries and injuries to pregnant women. Currently, he focuses on injuries to pregnant women, traumatic brain injury, adolescent motor vehicle injury prevention and the intersection of safety and sustainability, mostly in the area of active transport. 


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