Climate Change and Health
Broadcast date: 9/11/2014
Climate change is threatening the health and well-being of our communities. Locally, increased temperatures are impacting our environment and the Central Coast is experiencing severe drought and reduced air quality. These changes to our environment have the potential to greatly impact our health.
Experts believe that under these extreme circumstances, existing conditions and diseases may worsen, and new problems, pests, and diseases may appear. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable of our community---children, the elderly, the poor, and the sick--will be most negatively affected by climate change.
What are the health impacts of climate change? What is being done to protect the health of our community? What can the average person do to make a difference?
Host Fred Munroe is joined by guests Kathleen Karle, Health Promotion Division Manager with the San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and Aeron Arlin-Genet, Manager, Planning and Outreach Division with the SLO County Air Pollution Control District to discuss the danger of climate change on public health and what is being done to reduce the negative impacts on our health.
Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.