A recipe for disaster: Impact of extreme weather on nutrition and metabolic health

A recipe for disaster: Impact of extreme weather on nutrition and metabolic health

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Planetary Health is the study of how human wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the health of the natural world. Just as we shape our environment, it too shapes us; and to solve the health crises of today, we must expand our conception of health to beyond the human body. In this completion seminar, Caroline will discuss the two studies she undertook at the nexus of extreme weather and metabolic health. Study 1 investigated how extreme weather events have affected global nutrient supplies from 1964-2010, and Study 2 explored links between extreme heat indicators and cardiometabolic health among Indigenous communities in northern Australia from 2010-2015.

Event Location: 
Australian-German College of Climate and Energy
Level 1, 187 Grattan Street
3010 Parkville , VIC

Caroline received her undergraduate education at Harvard University in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, with a secondary field in Economics. As the 2017 U.S. Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholar in Public Policy, she will pursue research at the intersection of climate change and public health; she is specifically interested in how vulnerable populations respond to climate-influenced food insecurity.

Web tools and Projects we developed

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    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.