Since 2008, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world have come to Columbia University to take part in the Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health. Participants spend two weeks learning how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. The event is organized by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and The Mailman School of Public Health.
We produced a short video featuring interviews from the Summer Institute’s organizers and its participants explaining the necessity of such training. Enjoy and feel free to share!
If you would like to learn even more about the Summer Institute, please visit this page: http://iri.columbia.edu/education/ciph11