CIGH Human and Planetary Health Newsletter
  • Stanford's Kari Nadeau co-authors a Nature piece: "Human and Planetary Health On Fire." 
    "Wildfires are increasing globally, with several recent catastrophic wildfires linked to climate change. Here, we consider the negative impact of the toxic contaminants arising from these fires on the immune system, with a focus on how wildfire pollution can exacerbate inflammatory diseases." 
  • Legislation to protect Californians from extreme heat.
  • Speaking of which: recent week's heat wave smashed nearly 1000 all-time records across US West.
  • Climate-fueled four-year drought risks famine in Somalia.
  • Rising temperatures are bad for sleep across the globe.
  • "Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change."
  • EVENT: "The Path to Climate-Smart Net-Zero Emissions Healthcare | Part 4: Sustainable Ophthalmology" Sep 22, 8am PT, feat. Stanford's Barb Erny. Register here.
  • EVENT: "Catalyzing Climate Action in K-12 Schools" Sep 28, 12-1pm PT. Register here.
  • EVENT: CIGH Fall Kickoff, Oct 3, 5-6:30pm. 
  • Reminder: Funding opportunity from Office of Community Engagement; one-time funding of up to $50k and three-year seed funding of $200k for work with marginalized communities in Santa Clara / San Mateo counties. Deadline: Oct 2.