Science Cafés - Science in Canada's North: How Will Climate Affect Health?

Last week I had the pleasure of participating as a panelist in Science North's Science Cafe Series.  Together with co-panelists Helle Møller and Bill Keller, and moderators Dana Murchison and Natalie Crinklaw, we spoke about how climate change might impact health in Northern Canada.  We had interesting discussions with the general public in Sudbury and Thunder Bay.  I was overwhelmed by the kindness and hospitality in both cities. Excerpt from Science North about the Science Cafe:

Our changing climate affects us all, and Canada’s North will feel its impacts first and most robustly. We often think about climate’s effects on our environments, but it is already having effects on another area: human health. How will climate change affect access to healthcare, to physical fitness opportunities, and to affordable, healthy food? Will changes in weather, water, and migration patterns make communities more susceptible to disease? What is being done to address these impacts, and what more can we do to ensure ourhealth in a changing climate?

This event is part of the Science in Canada's North Program Series. Science North gratefully acknowledges the support of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Canadian Association of Science Centres for their support of this event.

Supported by CASC and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

Photos by Josh Dandurand