Human Populations and Birds

Hannah Evans
Online: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7 pm

Anna’s Hummingbird by Aurora Santiago

Bird health and human health are deeply linked. As are the links between the impacts of climate change, poverty, marginalization, and population growth. In this talk, learn how population growth, the rise in carbon emissions and the impacts of U.S. foreign assistance policies have on global health. Hannah Evans will outline some of the ways that human growth and habitat destruction contribute to climate change, and how all three factors are affecting bird populations throughout California and in other regions.

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Hannah Evans is interested in working with students, professors, and activists to promote positive social and environmental change. Hannah works with college-level students and professors to integrate population studies back into the mainstream, with a particular focus on human rights and social justice. She develops and gives comprehensive, solution-oriented presentations focused on the connections between global population growth, access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Through an examination of some of the root causes of population growth, her work seeks to highlight the interconnections between poverty, marginalization, women’s rights, and environmental pressures made worse by climate change.