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Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption

Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 11:30 am

Unitarian Universalist Center SF | 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA

Climate activist and oncologist Dr. Jan Kirsch will address the global health effects of climate disruption, including the medical impacts of heat waves and floods, the spread of infectious disease, water and food insecurity, as well as psychological stress.

Dr. Kirsch will also discuss the lethal local effects of fossil fuel extraction, refining, shipment and combustion. These include respiratory disorders, cancer, neurological effects, heart disease and reproductive toxicity. “For health’s sake,” she reminds us, “we are all called to be first responders in our actions, locally and globally.”

Dr. Kirsch is a member of the 350 Bay Area Speaker’s Bureau.

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