Dr. Ken Lans will speak about global climate change and its health effects at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.
Lans argues that we are already seeing health (and monetary) costs from heat waves and storms and from their resultant fires, floods, and droughts. He will also explore less-obvious health dangers like spreading infectious diseases, conflicts arising from food and water shortages, movement of climate refugees, and air-pollution’s role in aggravating existing conditions like heart disease, asthma, and other respiratory illness. He will end his presentation by talking about how concerned citizens can help forestall these dangerous health threats by aiding efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Ken Lans, MD, MBA is a retired general practice physician and founding board member (in 1979) of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), an organization of healthcare professionals committed to enhancing socially just and life-enhancing policies regarding nuclear issues, climate change, environmental toxins, and other risks to human health. He is a Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Project, a non-governmental organization whose mission is to “catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.”
For further information, please call 425-257-8000.