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Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

June 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$12 – $22

The Commonwealth Club

SPEAKERS:       Andrew Guzman, Professor, UC Berkeley Law School; Author, Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change 

Richard Joseph Jackson, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health; Host of the four-part public TV program, Designing Healthy Communities                                                                                     

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder and Director, Climate One

DATE:                 Thursday, June 27, 2013

TIME:                  6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program

PLACE:               Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

PRICE:                $22 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

To buy tickets call 415-597-6705 or register at www.commonwealthclub.org

CONTACT:        Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations, (415) 597-6712

Renowned Professors Andrew Guzman and Richard Joseph Jackson will discuss how to build healthier communities in both California and around the United States. With the Earth running a fever, people in the United States and around the world are vulnerable to climate-driven disease, famine, war and migration. Many scientists warn that a temperature rise of two degrees Celsius – which is now highly likely – would result in catastrophe, and four degrees would be incompatible with organized society as we know it. Many costs of carbon pollution are showing up now in the form of extreme weather, water and resource scarcity and other stresses. Most scientists argue that transitioning to a clean energy economy will reduce these risks resulting from fossil fuel combustion.

Dr. Guzman is Professor of Law and Director of the Advanced Law degree Programs at the University of California, Berkeley. Guzman is currently a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s Academic Council, serves on the board for many academic journals,  served as an editor of “Handbook of International Economic Law”, and author of “International Trade and Law.” In the past, he wrote on issues regarding international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. Additionally, he has taught at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India as a visiting professor. Dr. Guzman earned both his Ph.D. in economics, as well as, his J.D. from Harvard University.

Dr. Jackson focuses his work primarily on understanding the impacts of policy analysis and ‘built environments,’ such as architecture and urban planning, on health, chemical body burdens, terrorism, sustainability and climate change. He is studying how farm, education, housing and transportation policies all affect health as well. Additionally, he has also studied toxicology, infectious diseases, epidemiology and the use of pesticides in California. Dr. Jackson was chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health.  He studied Public Health and Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley and Medicine at UC San Francisco.


June 27, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 – $22


Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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The Commonwealth Club
(415) 597-6712
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