Join Friends of the Wissahickon on Sept. 25 for the first lecture in its fall Valley Talks series when Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH, president of the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility, presents “What the Catfish Saw: Climate Change in the Wissahickon.” The talk will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Valley Green Inn.

The northeast region is getting wetter and hotter from human-induced climate change. Animals and plants are not the only ones affected by the trend toward extreme weather patterns. Climate change has been impacting human health and is now recognized as one of the greatest public health threats of our time. In this lecture, participants will learn about the ways climate change makes us sick.

Dr. Saberi specializes in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She received her medical degree and a master’s in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her current work focuses on health impacts of climate change and fossil fuel-based energy sources.

Valley Green Inn is located on Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park. Sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital, the Valley Talks lectures are free for FOW members (check e-mail for a registration link or contact morrone@fow.org to register) and $10 for non-members. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered.

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