Field course in Mongolia, July 27 - August 14, 2020, on the impacts of climate change on human health
This course will focus on how climate change is impacting public health in urban environments and rural communities in Mongolia. We will visit sites in Mongolia to meet with local health officials as well as with climate scientists to gain an understanding of how climate change (hotter days, more wildfire, colder winters, drought) is beginning to impact human health. The instructors have just completed an assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health in Montana’s urban, rural and indigenous communities, and will look at similar trends in Mongolia. Invited to share during this course are two Tribal members from Montana involved in climate adaptation, as well as two public health officials from Mongolia.