Devra Davis PhD, MPH on the Human Health Impacts of Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations Climate Convention tapped Devra Davis PhD, MPH to serve as a Lead Author on their assessment of climate mitigation policies (1999-2005). As a member of this panel she was a member of the team of IPCC scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore. Devra Lee Davis PhD, MPH, was part of the IPCC team as of the lead authors on their assessment of climate mitigation policies (1999-2005). She also was a part of the “First North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change, a cooperative approach” in October 1987.
“In 1997, for instance, shortly before the UN’s Kyoto Protocol Climate Conference, she was working as a consultant to the World Health Organization. The conference, she realized, could help raise awareness of the potential health dangers of fossil fuels. Correlating the amount of coal soot in the air with bronchitis and early deaths, she and about 30 colleagues estimated that there were 700,000 avoidable deaths annually. They predicted that, if coal fuel continued at current levels, the death toll would rise to about 8 million by 2020. She was a lead author on the paper, published in Lancet and distributed at the Kyoto conference, where Vice President Al Gore became aware of it. The paper ultimately ended up in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for which Gore and thousands of scientists, including Davis, received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.” – University of Chicago Magazine, From asbestos to cell phones, Devra Lee Davis warns of potential public-health crises.”
In 2020, Environmental Health Trust released their factsheet on how 5G and the internet of things is contributing to climate change.
Devra Davis work as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment of Climate Mitigation Policies Reports
In the 2001 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment of Climate Mitigation Policies Report , Dr. Davis was one of the lead authors for the Chapters “Sector Costs and Ancillary Benefits of Mitigation” and “Global, Regional, and National Costs and Ancillary Benefits of Mitigation”
Davis, Devra Lee and Working Group on Public Health and Fossil-Fuel Combustion. “Short-term improvements in public health from global-climate policies on fossil-fuel combustion: an interim report.” The Lancet 350.9088 (1997): 1341-9. Presented to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, 1997.
Davis DL, Miller V, and Reisa JJ. “Potential Public Health Consequences of Global Climate Change, Preparing for Climate Change.” Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change: a Cooperative Approach, Washington, D.C., Government Institute,1987 (1988): 366-376.
Davis DL, Krupnick A, and McGlynn G, Eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Estimating the Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies, March 27-29, 2000. OECD. 2000, November.
Cifuentes, Luis, Devra Davis, et al. “Hidden health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation.” Science 293.5533 (2001): 1257-1259.
Bell ML, et al. “International expert workshop on the analysis of the economic and public health impacts of air pollution: workshop summary.” Environ Health Perspect 110.11 (2002): 1163-8.
Bell, Michelle L., Devra Davis, et al. “Ancillary human health benefits of improved air quality resulting from climate change mitigation.” Environmental Health 7.41 (2008).
University of Chicago Magazine, 2010, “From asbestos to cell phones, Devra Lee Davis warns of potential public-health crises.”
The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate ChangeThe Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
(IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change work is shared among three Working Groups (1. Physical Scientific Aspects, 2. Consequences and Vulnerability of Socio-economic and Natural Systems, 3. Mitigation) a Task Force and a Task Group.