Course Overview

Climate Health: Collaborations and the Future of our Planet

This presentation will discuss climate science's role in health, emissions' effects on the environment, and climate-driven epidemic solutions.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

45 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty
Accreditation/CME

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation will discuss climate science's role in health, emissions' effects on the environment, and climate-driven epidemic solutions.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss climate change crisis in relation to human needs.
  • Evaluate the cause and effect of human needs and consumerism on the environment.
  • Summarize the relationship between climate sciences and healthcare.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD

Bio

Dr. Ramanathan discovered the greenhouse effect of CFCs (cholorofluorocarbons; belongs to family of halocarbons) in 1975 and showed that a ton each of CFC-11 and CFC-12 has more global warming effect than 10000 tons of CO2. This discovery established the now accepted fact that non-CO2 gases are a major contributor to planet warming and also enabled the Montreal protocol to become the first successful climate mitigation policy. For this work, he was awarded the Tyler Prize by Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland in 2009. In 1980, Madden and Ramanathan were the first to make a statistical prediction that global warming will be detected above the background noise by 2000, a prediction which was verified by the IPCC-UN experts in 2001. He led a NASA study with its climate satellite to show that clouds had a net cooling effect on the planet and quantified the radiation interactions with water vapor and its amplification of the CO2 warming. He led international field campaigns, developed unmanned aircraft platforms for tracking brown clouds pollution worldwide. His work has led to numerous policies including the formation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition by the United Nations. He founded, designed, and leads Project Surya along with daughters Nithya Ramanathan and Tara Ramanathan; an extended effort to characterize and mitigate climate and health impacts of cooking with solid biomass as a way to protect the bottom three billion from climate change. He is now leading a University of California climate solutions effort which has launched a course on climate solutions that is expected to reach a million students or more. He was honored as the science advisor to Pope Francis’ holy see delegation to the historic 2015 Paris climate summit and in addition advises California Governor Jerry Brown. He was named the UN Climate Champion in 2013; has been elected to the US National Academy and the Royal Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel prizes. Foreign Policy named him a thought leader in 2014 and in 2018, he (with James Hansen) was named the Tang Laureate for sustainability science. He is currently the Edward A. Frieman Endowed Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability.

Disclosure

No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2022. After this date, 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.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.