UAlberta launches Climate Change and Health Hub

The University of Alberta has launched the Climate Change and Health Hub. This interdisciplinary hub—which is based in the College of Health Sciences—brings together 30 interdisciplinary researchers to explore how climate change impacts human health. It focuses on promoting student learning and research opportunities; collaboration between researchers, universities, practitioners, and policy-makers; and evidence-informed advocacy to best reach the public. “It’s really important to think about climate change as a health issue,” said UAlberta Professor Sherilee Harper. Harper noted that previous research demonstrates that “if we frame climate change as a health issue it’s more likely to inspire people to take action compared to if we frame climate change as an environmental problem, or as an economic problem, or as a national security problem.”

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