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New website, webinar on climate-health vulnerabilities

New website, webinar on climate-health vulnerabilities

Convergence is a website developed through community collaboration to address climate-health vulnerabilities in the Carolinas. The website represents a collaboration among climatologists, public health researchers and professionals, environmental scientists, social science researchers, and community stakeholders to identify and address the impact of extreme climate events on communities in the Carolinas. The site is designed to provide information and tools to build community resilience. 

There will be a webinar on May 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. EST to demonstrate and launch the website.

Click here to attend the webinar

Call in: 641-715-0861 (Access code: 73659#)

The project is funded in part by the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, one of the CPO Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments teams

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