Blog : Webinar on Carbon Pollution, Climate Change and Health in NH

By Corey | Apr 9, 2015 | in

Despite the fact that it is still snowing in April, rising temperatures and extreme heat days are upon us in the next several months. These impending smoggy days exacerbate respiratory illness like asthma and increase allergies. The increased levels of ozone caused by greenhouse gases may also lead to premature death, shortness of breath and chest pain. Climate change related wildfires, floods, and severe weather are putting our health and lives in danger. A study from Stanford University concluded that "each increase of 1 degree Celsius caused by carbon dioxide would result in air pollution that would lead annually to about a thousand additional deaths in the US and about 21,000 deaths worldwide".  

Environment New Hampshire and the Moms Clean Air Force NH are hosting a webinar to educate the public on potential health risks of New Hampshire residents due to air pollution and global warming, and the preventative measures we can take. The webinar will feature Dr. Jon Levy of Boston University and he will discuss the results of a first of its kind study that analyzes the air quality, human health and environmental benefits that would occur using three alternatives for carbon emissions standards for power plants. Levy will also cover the effect that those emission reductions from power plants would have on reducing human environmental health impacts in New Hampshire, regionally and nationally. 

The Moms Clean Air Force is a community of moms and dads united against air pollution - including the urgent crisis of our changing climate - to protect our children's health. They arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events. Environment New Hampshire is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the places they love, advancing the environmental values they share, and winning real results for our environment. 

The webinar will be held online Friday, April 10th at 10AM EST. Registration is free, open to the public and can be done here