Title: “Climate change, air pollution, and public health impacts: From science to policy”.
Abstract: Air quality has improved in the U.S. as a result of the 1970 Clean Air Act and its 1990 Amendments. However, several challenges remain: health effects at low pollution levels, persistent exposure and risk inequities, and climate change. This talk will address how the composition of the Earth’s air has changed since preindustrial times, impacts of climate change on air pollution, and approaches for improving public health through greenhouse gas and air pollution mitigation. We will discuss how the current state of the science indicates that a change is needed to transition from managing air quality through technological controls towards burning less fuel in the first place.
Bio: Susan Anenberg is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Global Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the GW Climate and Health Institute. Dr. Anenberg’s research focuses on the health implications of air pollution and climate change, from local to global scales. She currently serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, the World Health Organization’s Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group, and the National Academy of Science’s Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
She also serves as Secretary of the GeoHealth section of the American Geophysical Union. Previously, Dr. Anenberg was a Co-Founder and Partner at Environmental Health Analytics, LLC, the Deputy Managing Director for Recommendations at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an environmental scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a senior advisor for clean cookstove initiatives at the U.S. State Department.
Here is the zoom link is: https://wse.zoom.us/j/95448608570