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Health implications of climate change presented by CREDS researcher to the Science and Technology Committee

07 March, 2019

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CREDS researcher, Dr Gesche Huebner, recently submitted an idea on the health implications of climate change to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which was shortlisted for presentation at Westminster in front of the Committee.

CREDS researcher, Dr Gesche Huebner, recently submitted an idea on the health implications of climate change to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee MyScienceInquiry which was shortlisted for presentation at Westminster in front of the Committee.

In November 2018 the Committee launched the ‘My Science Inquiry’ initiative, which invited the public to suggest potential inquiries for the Committee’s future work programme. The aim of the initiative was to provide an opportunity for the science and technology community and the general public to alert the Committee to topics deserving greater parliamentary scrutiny. Ten of these submissions were shortlisted to deliver a five-minute public pitch to the Committee earlier this year.

Gesche’s pitch, which she presented in January was entitled, ‘What are the likely climate change impacts on health and productivity in the UK?’ It addressed the following issues:

  1. If, and how, health benefi