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Limiting global warming to 1.5 to 2.0 C: A necessary and unique role for health professionals

March 6, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Hispanic Professionals Association, and Germano Lectureship in Complementary and Integrative Health present:

Ed Maibach, MPH, DrPH 

Director, Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University

Director of Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication

Synopsis: Climate change—and the world’s continued reliance on its primary cause, fossil fuels—may already be the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; the risk is rapidly escalating. In his talk, Dr. Maibach will make the case that health professionals have a necessary role in limiting the health risks of climate change and the fossil fuel economy, as well as a unique—and possibly uniquely impactful—role. He will present communication research findings that reveal how health professionals can effectively lean into their unique and necessary roles.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the magnitude of climate change and fossil fuels’ current health impacts and future health risks.
  • Identify the policy pathways that will help effectively manage climate change’s health risks and the fossil fuel economy.
  • Communicate about the health relevance of climate change and fossil fuels in ways that build public and political will for practical solutions.

If you have questions or would like to register, please email Holly-Mae Carver at

Join the Microsoft Teams meeting on your computer, mobile app or room device.
Meeting ID: 213 601 669 085
Passcode: xe7ELX

To claim AMA Continuing Education Credit, participant must:

  • have a Penn State Health email address,
  • be registered in the EEDS system, and
  • submit the code provided at the event, into the EEDS system within 24 hours following the lecture.

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