I wanted to start a thread on Climate Change and pose a few questions:
- Are you involved in Climate Change work at all? If so, how? And to what extent or range of impacts are you looking at?
In my HBE position with Island Health, we have been contributing to the development of local government led Climate Change Adaptation Plans. This is being done by local Environmental Health Officer, Medical Health Officer, and as warranted involvement from our Sustainability team (that looks more so at our health service facilities and affliated infrastructure). We have been bringing our health voice to the table on a range of impacts, such as Wildfire Smoke events, Extreme Heat (and weather), Sea Level Rise, infectious diseases and emergent pathogens, Population Health trends and Social Resiliency to the discussion, to name but a few.
I'm curious to hear about your experiences and/or involvement.