WEBINAR: The Fundamentals of Climate Change and Health Behavior Change

Friday, July 31st, 2020 (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT)

In this webinar, three experts will present research on climate change and health behavior change. Speakers will describe climate change and both the adaptive and mitigative responses by humans in response to it. Health behaviors will be discussed in the context of climate change from an individual, policy, and systems perspective. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A.

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Dr. Robert Bindschadler

Title: “Change is Climate’s New Normal”
NASA Climate Scientist (Retired)

Formerly Chief Scientist, NASA

Laboratory for Hydrospheric and

Biospheric Science


Dr. Lorraine Whitmarsh

Title: “Achieving Low-Carbon and Health Behaviour Change”
Centre for Climate Change & 

Sustainable Transformations (CAST)

University of Bath, United Kingdom


Dr. William Dietz

Title: “The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change in the COVID-19 Era”


Sumner M. Redstone Center Chair,

Milken Institute School of Public Health

George Washington University

Co-Chair of Lancet Commission Report on Global Syndemic



Michael A. Diefenbach, Ph.D.
Dept of Medicine, Urology and Psychiatry

Director of Behavioral Research

Center of Health Innovation and Outcomes Research

Immediate Past President SBM

Please submit questions in advance to mdiefenbach@northwell.edu (include “Climate Change and Health Behavior Change” in the subject line).