One topic of conversation that is often considered more neutral is the weather. However, that has changed over the years as the focus sometimes centers of extreme weather or talks of hotter summers, more storms, melting glaciers, etc. These conversations are now sometimes turning into heated debates and we may not always understand the science of climate change and how that affects our lives. The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session will be focusing on climate change and how it is not only affecting those in Alaska but also those in other parts of the country.
Our speaker will be Michael Brubaker, Director of Community Environment and Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, who has been working in the Alaska Tribal Health System for over twenty years. His areas of focus include health impact assessments, climate change, environmental health and achieving safe, healthy sustainable communities.
Below are the details of when and how to join the webinar.
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 1-2PM (Pacific) | 12-1PM (Alaska) | 2-3PM (Mountain) | 3-4PM (Central) | 4-5PM (Eastern) | 11AM-12PM (Hawaii)
Presentation: Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska
This session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. The presentation includes specific community examples, and also explores some examples of adaptations that are being applied in Alaska through the tribal health system. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed.
We encourage you to join the live session but it will be recorded for viewing within a week.