The Climate Crisis and Our Community - Sea-Level Rise and Health Impacts
How will the climate crisis affect our community? What are we seeing? What can we do? This
forum will look at the impacts for our region overall and focus on two areas of impacts: sea-level rise and human health effects.
“It seems everyone now has a story about how climate change is affecting them and their families,” said Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council.
Wright will provide an overview of the range of climate impacts expected for our region at the Community Forum.
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, will speak on health impacts. Said Rudolph,
“Climate change is a global health emergency. We are seeing health impacts now in
communities across California, and these impacts will only worsen without urgent and
transformative action. The good news is that climate solutions offer big health benefits, so action on climate can improve the health of our communities.”
FORUM SPEAKERS include: Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director, Community Environmental Council; Linda Rudolph, Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute; Selena Evilsizo, Senior Planner-Long Range Planning Division, County of Santa Barbara Planning & Development and Melissa Hetrick, Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara, managing the City’s Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan
Santa Barbara Public Library and Community Environmental Council are CO-SPONSORS OF THE APRIL FORUM. Live streaming is available on Facebook at @ LWVSB.Videos of this forum can be viewed at www.lwvsantabarbara.org on YouTube Channel as soon as available.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Accessible parking is available at the public garage accessed from Anacapa Street next to the Library. Simultaneous Spanish translation provided by TransilPr For more information, see www.lwvsantabarbara.org