Congratulations! MSc Student Rosa Silvera Awarded Funds to Attend EcoHealth Course

Congratulations to Rosa Silvera, MSc student at Cayetano University in Peru, on her successful application to the Peruvian National Fund for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (FOND-CYT)!

This funding will support Rosa in attending the CoPEH Canada EcoHealth Course at the University of Northern British Columbia this summer.

Congratulations, Rosa!

IHACC Team Member Among World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy in 2019

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IHACC team member Mark New was recently listed among the 100 most influential people in climate policy globally by Apolitical - a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments.

2019 is the first year of the Climate 100 list, which celebrates the most influential politicians, civil servants, academics, and activists from across the globe each year. Nominations for these individuals come from hundreds of public servants as well as experts from organizations including the United Nations Development Program and the Climate Action Network, among others.

See the full list on the Apolitical website here.

Authors in Russia for IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

Authors for the  Special Report on the   Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate  (SROCC) meet in Kazan, Russia (March 2019).

Authors for the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) meet in Kazan, Russia (March 2019).

IHACC Team member Sherilee Harper is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Authors are meeting in Kazan, Russia, from March 4-8, 2019 to further develop this report. See the IPCC website for more details!

New Publication! How do Canadian media report climate change impacts on health? A newspaper review

CITATION

King N., Bishop-Williams K., Beauchamp S., Ford J., Berrang Ford L., Cunsolo A., IHACC Research Team, Harper S. (2019) How do Canadian media report climate change impacts on health? A newspaper review. Climactic Change. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2311-2

ABSTRACT

Research on climate change media coverage is growing. Few studies, however, have investigated how the media portrays climate change impacts on human health. This review, therefore, presents a quantitative spatiotemporal analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage of climate change impacts on health between 2005 and 2015. Using the ProQuest® and Eureka®databases, a multiphase systematic review strategy was employed to identify relevant English and French articles from two national and six regional high-circulation newspapers. Quantitative and qualitative data were extracted from 145 articles and analyzed to characterize the range, extent, and nature of climate-health newspaper coverage in Canada and to compare these characteristics by region and over time. Coverage varied by region, with the highest proportion of climate-health coverage in Northern Territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut). Over time, there was a decreasing publication frequency trend. Almost all articles described negative climate change impacts on health, with a predominant focus on infectious and chronic noninfectious diseases; however, less than half of the articles discussed climate change solutions. These trends suggest that current media coverage might not drive widespread public support for policies and actions needed to protect against projected climate-health risks. Consequently, as climate change continues to challenge human health, increasing media emphasis on climate change impacts on human health, as well as a shift toward enabling and empowering climate change communication, in which viable mitigation and adaptation options are emphasized, could help to spur action to reduce climate change health risks.