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Published on Apr 14, 2011
Healthy Planet, Health People: Global Warming and Public Health - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2008-04-09 - On Wednesday, April 9, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed the warming planet, and how climate change affects the health of her citizens. During a week where major public health bodies are calling attention to the links between an unhealthy planet and an unhealthy people, the hearing's panel of scientists, practicing doctors, and public health professionals will describe the various ways climate change poses a serious public health threat. WITNESSES: Howard Frumkin, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Center for Disease Control, Director of National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Jonathan Patz, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Director of Global Environmental Health, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Georges Benjamin, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.P. (Emeritus), Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Mark Jacobson, Ph.D., Director, Atmosphere and Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University; Dana Best, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., American Academy of Pediatrics. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.