Earth Day 2020 – Health, humanity, and the climate emergency
April 21 2020, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
WEBCAST: Earth Day 2020 – Health, humanity, and the climate emergency
Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to join us for a live online chat about the health impacts of the climate emergency. As a medical humanitarian organization that works in climate hotspots around the world, MSF is preparing for cascading crises. Our teams provide medical aid in response to natural and human-made disasters, severe drought and flooding, and infectious disease outbreaks—challenges likely to grow and multiply without urgent action to reduce carbon emissions. As people further disrupt fragile ecosystems, some scientists say we can expect to see more zoonotic diseases that jump from animals to humans, like COVID-19. Poor and marginalized communities face compounded risks due to climate change and lack of access to health care.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, how are we confronting the looming threats to human health and the health of our planet?