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Central Colorado Humanists’ Sunday Science
January 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Sunday Science meets on the first Sunday of the month, from 10:00am to noon.
This Month: What Does Climate Change Have to do with YOUR Health?
For our first Sunday Science program of 2019, Dr. Parker will briefly review the science of climate change, including phenomena leading to “abrupt climate change,” which is what keeps the climate scientists awake at night.
Parker will discuss the many ways that climate change will likely affect your health, from direct effects such as heat waves, greater risk of infectious disease, more extreme weather events, and worsening air quality, to less direct but more worrisome effects such as ecosystem degradation and potential collapse, food and water shortages, and potential conflict.
The program will conclude with some ideas for individuals and communities to address these challenges and protect their own health.
Dr.Cindy Parker received her MD from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She practiced family medicine in the wilds of New Mexico and Alaska before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, where she serves in the Dept. of Environmental Health & Engineering and enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health and the Global Environmental Sustainability and Health MPH concentration.
Parker says she “loves living in this gorgeous place, hiking, gardening, snowshoeing and being close to family.”
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy, informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.