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Climate change author to speak April 11 and 12

Published March 31, 2011

Dan Ferber, coauthor of Changing Planet, Changing Health, will make several speaking appearances and book signings on April 11 and 12. The events are free and open to the public.

Ferber is an award-winning journalist who specializes in putting a human face on groundbreaking stories about science, health and the environment. His book reveals surprising links between climate change and cholera, malaria, Lyme disease, asthma, and other maladies. At the lectures, Ferber will discuss these impacts and present the innovative policy solutions he and Epstein propose to protect human health in the 21st century.

For more information about the book and other speaking engagements, visit

Monday, April 11

Time: 12:15 p.m. — lecture and book sales, signing

Title: Human Health on a Hot Planet: Disease, Disasters, and a Path to Resilience

Where: Biomedical Research Center, Mills Breast Cancer Institute/Carle Cancer Center - 3rd floor

509 W. University Ave., Urbana

Time: 4 p.m. -- Panel discussion, book sales and signing

Title: Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Human Health Consequences of Climate Change

Dan Ferber will present a summary of his recommended policy solutions, followed by comments from University of Illinois Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Courtney Flint and U of I Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics Paul McNamara. The three panelists will also respond to questions and comments from the audience.

Where: Authors' Corner, 2nd Floor Illini Union Bookstore

809 South Wright Street, Champaign

Tuesday, April 12

Time: 7 p.m. — lecture and book sales, signing

Title: The Climate Crisis as a Health Crisis: Disease, Disasters, and a Path to Resilience

Where: Heritage Room, First Floor College of ACES Library

1101 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana