Free Community Memorial Health System Seminar on Oct. 23 Examines Health Risks in the Face of Climate Change

(Ventura, California) Think of climate change like the earth catching the flu. Just like when people get sick, the planet’s temperature rises, but in this case, instead of coughing and sneezing, sea levels increase, weather patterns shift, and living organisms fight to survive as their way of life is disrupted. 


Climate change could impact the nation’s food and water supply, where and how people live, the severity and frequency of natural disasters, the types of diseases we encounter, and more. As a result, people are likely to face a variety of new health risks. With this in mind, Community Memorial Health System is hosting a free seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 23 examining the issue of climate change and how to stay healthy now and in the future. It’s part of CMHS’s Ethics in Healthcare series.


Titled “Climate Change and Your Health: Fact, Fiction, or Fever?” the free seminar begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street in Ventura. Dr. James Hornstein, chair of the CMHS Bioethics Committee, will serve as the moderator. For reservations, visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. 


Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the Centers for Family Health, and various outpatient centers serving communities located within Ventura County, California.


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William Hicks

I see the word COULD a lot in this. Could is not the same as WILL. And yet, the way this is being presented WOULD make COULD sound a lot like WILL.

The reality is that the same people making this prognosis came up with just the opposite results with the same information and said we were looking at a new ice-age.

Citizen Reporter

Absurd. They should focus on providing truly needed health care services and stay out of that ridiculous stuff.