Chairs: Frank Kelly, Imperial College, London, HEI Review Committee, and Melissa Perry, George Washington University, HEI Review Committee Chair
The changing climate is intricately linked to air quality and health. It has the potential to have significant impacts on air quality, for example with increased temperatures leading to higher levels of ozone, and drier conditions increasing wildfires and in turn, increasing particulate matter. At the same time black carbon, ozone, and other air pollutants can be short-lived climate forcers, exacerbating climate change.
This session will review what we know about these important interactions, what they mean for air quality and health co-benefits, and the potential for unequal exposures, benefits, and impacts.