Climate Change Solutions
In this course, discover the transformative role that health care providers can play in both protecting the health of the vulnerable population and for getting public support to help stabilize the climate in the coming decades.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
Renowned speaker Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD will describe how climate change has morphed into climate disruption; he projects that in about 10 years, climate disruption can impact the health of over one billion people. He shares his thoughts on practical solutions to the problem and the immediate need for action. Dr. Ramanathan highlights the transformative role that health care providers can play in both protecting the health of the vulnerable population and for getting public support to help stabilize the climate in the coming decades.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the problem of climate change and the threat to public health as clinicians.
- Describe the effects climate change has on public health and health outcomes.
- Review and describe current research on climate change.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. In the 1970s, he discovered the greenhouse effect of CFCs and numerous other manmade trace gases, and forecasted in 1980, along with R. Madden, that the global warming would be detectable by the year 2000. He, along with Paul Crutzen, led an international team that first discovered the widespread Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs). Recently, he chaired a National Academy report that calls for a major restructuring of the Climate Change Science Program and it was received favorably by the Obama administration. His numerous awards include the 2009 Tyler prize, the Volvo Prize, the Zayed prize, the Rossby Medal and the Buys-Ballot Medal for pioneering studies in climate and environment. He has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy by Pope John Paul II and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Physicians earn a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.