Climate Change Will Increase Frequency And Intensity Of Diseases Like Novel Coronavirus

PHILIPPINES WHO CLIMATE CHANGE
Regional World Health Organization Director Shigeru Omi gestures as he talks to reporters at the WHO headquarters in suburban Manila, Philippines, Monday, April 7, 2008. Millions of Asians could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and increased rainfall that are expected to hit hardest poor countries with overburdened health systems, the WHO warned. AP Photo
PHILIPPINES WHO CLIMATE CHANGE
Regional World Health Organization Director Shigeru Omi gestures as he talks to reporters at the WHO headquarters in suburban Manila, Philippines, Monday, April 7, 2008. Millions of Asians could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and increased rainfall that are expected to hit hardest poor countries with overburdened health systems, the WHO warned. AP Photo

Climate Change Will Increase Frequency And Intensity Of Diseases Like Novel Coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework, studies the short and long-term impacts of climate change on our health. 

Reset Sustainability Contributor, Karen Weigert, and Elena Grossman from BRACE-Illinois, discuss climate change as a “threat multiplier” that in the future will increase the frequency and intensity of diseases, like Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, vice president at Chicago-based clean energy innovation nonprofitSlipstream and former chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago. 

Elena Grossman, BRACE-Illinois program director, research specialist in environmental and occupational health sciences at University of Illinois at Chicago