Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 - 18:00

Health after Extreme Cold, Heat, Storms and Floods

a sign reading Flood next to a body of water

Weather and climate-related events can cause significant mortality and disability.

Sudden cold, heat, storms and floods all present risks to health, especially to the most vulnerable. Even in countries with temperate climates like the UK, weather-related deaths can be in the thousands, for example cold snaps causing cardiovascular deaths. In countries with more extreme weather this can be much greater. Some can cause major social disruption.

This lecture considers how weather events cause harm to health, and our countermeasures.

Christopher Whitty Past Gresham Professor of Physic

Professor Chris Whitty FRS

Visiting Professor of Public Health

Professor Christopher Whitty KCB FRCP FRS was Gresham Professor of Physic at Gresham College from 2018 to 2022, and Visiting Professor of Public Health 2015-2018 and again since 2022.  He is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and the UK Government's Chief Medical Adviser

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