Science On Tap
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The mean temperature in Alaska has increased nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 60 years; more than twice the rate of temperature change in the lower 48 states. Warmer weather may allow infected animals to survive the winter and bring their diseases to humans. Changing agriculture practices around the world, melting permafrost and increased surface water are releasing pesticides and heavy metals into the food chain. Cancer, diabetes, infertility and the economic realities associated with health are all impacted by changes in temperature.
While this all sounds very doom and gloom, I am privileged to work with some amazing scientists and physicians around the Northwest who have developed ingenious surveillance systems and innovative technologies. The research they are conducting at the interface of human health and the environment is fascinating. Climate change is happening, but maybe some of the stories I will bring to you from my colleagues will provide some reassurance that some of the brightest minds in the world are 'on it'!
"Opportunistic Infections, PCBs and UV Radiation - Climate Change Impacts on Human Health"
Laurie Hassell, Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Tuesday, May 14
Fort Ground Grill
705 River Avenue, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814
The 2012-2013 season of Science on Tap Coeur d’ Alene is sponsored by the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, Idaho INBRE, and the Fort Ground Grill. Not only do these organizations provide financial and/or in-kind contributions to this program, I call on all of them to recommend speakers and topics for the roster. I could not pull this program together without them and I am grateful for their continued support!
September 10, 2013
"The Tree of Life: Fractal Version"
Dr. Luke Harmon
University of Idaho