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Climate Change

SPH This Week | Special Edition

Climate change is happening. We are dedicating this week's issue not to doom and hopelessness, but to solutions.
November 24, 2019
School News
New Climate and Health Program Tackles ‘Real Crisis’
Greg Wellenius will join SPH in January to lead the program, which will foster greater collaboration in research, training, and translation.
School News
Old Town Road—The Climate Change Remix
We went and harmed our Earth by burning coal, and now we just can't no more.
School News
Career Dedicated to Fighting for Environmental Justice in Chelsea
Alum Roseann Bongiovanni is executive director of the nonprofit GreenRoots, leading the charge against the proposed electrical substation in Chelsea, Mass.
‘Like Clockwork, and Not Getting Any Better’
Kevin Lane on the yearly smog crisis in Delhi, what maxed-out air pollution sensors mean, and how public health researchers are tackling the issue.
Public Health Post
Climate Change: Is Seeing Believing?
Can experiencing extreme weather events help explain why more Americans believe in climate change than ever before?
Mapping Climate Change
Join the virtual PHX Winter Institute on January 7 to learn how to map environmental data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with ArcMAP.
Signature Program
‘Let’s Get People to Follow Us, Not Run from Us’
At a Dean’s Symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, New York Times climate editor Hannah Fairfield, and many more discussed ways in which scientists, city officials, and journalists can work collectively to shift the climate change debate.
Climate News, Research, Interviews, and Viewpoints
Published on 9/25/2019
You Marched for Climate—Now What?
Here are 10 ways youth can continue the fight.
Published on 7/11/2019
What Trump Got Wrong, and Right, in His Speech about the Environment
In this case, the gaslighting was actually about gas (and coal, and oil).
Published on 1/15/2019
New EPA Proposal Would Increase Emissions
The proposed rule would cause an “emissions rebound” not included in the EPA’s own analysis.
Published on 12/5/2018
‘Identify Solutions Rather Than Problems’
Jonathan Levy, new chair of environmental health, on the importance of community engagement and why climate change is the “greatest public health opportunity of our time.”
Published on 7/23/2018
Climate Change and Aging Population Could Quadruple Ozone-Related Deaths in China
China could see fewer ozone-related deaths in the 2050s than today in a best-case scenario of emission reduction.
Published on 11/9/2017
Air Pollution Exposure Inequality Persists in Massachusetts
While Massachusetts has reduced ambient air pollution, more of the exposure burden falls on vulnerable urban communities, with a growing gap.
Published on 7/13/2017
Student Studies Progress After Chinese ‘Airpocalypse’
Doctoral student Chloe Kim examines the health effects of new air pollution policies in China.
In the Media
Boston Globe
Excessive Idling by Encore Boston Harbor Shuttles Sparks Lawsuit Threat — quotes Madeleine Scammell, associate professor of environmental health.
Feeling Sick? You May Have a Case of Climate Change — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
How Cities Are Leading the Way on Climate Change — opinion co-authored by Patrick Kinney, Beverly A. Brown Professor for the Improvement of Urban Health.
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Looking Ahead
Monday, December 2, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
December Graduate Reception
Friday, December 6, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, December 10, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, December 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Friday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.
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