Parallels Between the Pandemic and Climate Change

While the climate crisis and COVID-19 pandemic are distinct, the known systemic impacts are not. Like COVID-19, climate change is a global phenomenon requiring massive structural transformations of economic and social institutions. Experts from both climate and medical sciences explored these systemic issues and how we can prepare for, and perhaps mitigate, future challenges.

Panel Discussion


Dylan JenningsDirector of Public Information, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)

Jonathan PatzProfessor and Director, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison

Beth Churchill, Community and Social Impact Consultant, American Family Insurance

Kristofer Canto, Enterprise Risk Management Senior Analyst, ‎American Family Insurance

Live Session Moderator

Steve Vavrus, Senior Scientist, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research