USA - Climate Change and Human Health: IES-LUC 5th Annual Climate Change Conference
The 21st century challenges of climate change and human health was the focus of the Fifth Annual Climate Change Conference and hosted by the Institute of Environment Sustainability (IES) of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) on 15 and 16 March 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As the changing climate continues to disrupt other countries, the impacts have reached the US as eight consecutive storms that strengthened into powerful hurricanes hit the country last year during a 45-day period. Harvey devastated Houston with rainfall-triggered flooding and cost US$ 125 billion in damages in August 2017, followed by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm on record to exist in the open Atlantic region that devastated the Florida Keys and left US$ 64.8 billion in damages. Read more...