Capitol Hill briefing: Climate change and infectious disease

Audio
Speakers: Richard Ostfeld and George Luber
February 28, 2014

Hosted by the American Meteorological Society, the Capitol Hill Briefings series connects policy-makers to leading scientists from the weather, water, and climate community. The series helps educate policymakers on emerging opportunities and policies that can solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.

Topics covered in this briefing included:

  • The controversy over whether climate change will increase the burden of infectious disease, focusing on malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases.
  • The nature of the scientific evidence for climate warming increasing infectious disease risk and the potential for new diseases to invade the United States.

 

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