Silent Spring Series: Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
San Diego, CA
Please Note: This event is free to the public, but the cost for these programs is substantial. If you would like to help support the Ethics Center so that we can continue to offer this program, please contact us to discuss options for a tax deductible donation.
Date & Time
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
Stanley Maloy, San Diego State University
Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
This is the fourth of a series of public events organized by the Ethics Center and six regional colleges and universities to mark the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring by bringing the public, scientists and university students together to explore how science can best serve society.
Human activities have exerted a powerful influence that has altered our global climate. These changes can make it difficult for organisms to survive in the regions they now inhabit and thus cause shifts in the natural habitats of animals and plants. Climate change influences the emergence and spread of many infectious diseases. Please join us for this discussion about what may lie ahead for us, and what might be done to reduce the impact of impending changes.