Climate Change and Health: From Science to Action Specialization

Climate change is arguably the greatest public health threat we face. To address it successfully, health and environmental professionals, advocates, and others need to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of its challenges and solutions. This specialization is for those who wish to understand the impact of climate change on health and are committed to protecting the health of populations using the knowledge and skills they will acquire.

- Describe how and why the climate is changing and is predicted to change in the future
- Understand how climate change negatively impacts human health
- Plan for at least one practical adaptation activity that increases a community’s resilience to the health effects of climate change
- Communicate health-related risks of climate change effectively to the public & policymakers & motivate positive changes in climate-related behaviors

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Climate Adaptation for Human Health (Coursera)

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