The Scorching Reality: The Health Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Heat [Climate Correction™ 2023 Panel]

This panel will discuss the health impacts of climate change, with a focus on the effects of extreme heat.  It will be moderated by Bonnie Schneider, Founder of Weather & Wellness LLC and author of the book “Taking the Heat: How Climate Change is Affecting Your Mind, Body & Spirit, and What You Can Do About It.” (Simon & Schuster). Bonnie’s expert panelists are Shauna Junco, Pharm.D., BCPS, a Clinical Pharmacist specializing in adult infectious diseases, and Dr. Martin Derrow, MD FACP, a retired internal medicine specialist and member of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action. The discussion will shed light on the vulnerability of low-income and minority communities to heat-related illnesses and the potential for increased infectious disease outbreaks. Plus, it will address the importance of taking action to mitigate the mental and physical health impacts of climate change and share the panelists’ perspective on the role of local and federal policy in reducing climate-related health hazards. Gain valuable insights and knowledge from these renowned experts and learn how we can work towards protecting our personal health and build more resilient and sustainable communities.


Bonnie Schneider, Author, Simon and Schuster

Bonnie Schneider is a meteorologist and author of the new book, Taking the Heat: How Climate Change is Affecting Your Mind, Body & Spirit, and What You Can Do About It, (Simon & Schuster ). Bonnie founded Weather & Wellness©, successfully launching its original video content focusing on climate change and health. Nationally recognized as an on-camera television meteorologist, Bonnie’s shared her insight and expertise on everything from hurricanes to snowstorms for MSNBC, CNN, HLN, Bloomberg TV, and The Weather Channel. Following her recent move from NYC to Florida, Bonnie is a Sustainability and Climate Tech Contributor for, a media platform featuring thought leaders in technology and digital transformation. Bonnie has over 260k followers on her social platforms.

Martin Derrow, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action

Dr. Derrow practiced Internal Medicine in Central Florida from 1986 until his retirement from active practice at the end of 2020. A graduate of The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Derrow held leadership positions with Physician Associates and Orlando Health with an interest in population health. Since retirement, Dr. Derrow has been active with Florida Clinicians for Climate Action and believes climate change is the greatest public health challenge we face today.

Shauna Junco, Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action

Shauna Junco is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Adult Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts in English and her PharmD from the University of Florida. After completing her PGY-1 residency in Hospital Practice at Grady Health System and her PGY-2 in Infectious Diseases from West Virginia University Hospital she moved to Orlando, where she has spent the last 10 years in clinical practice at Orlando Regional Medical Center/Orlando Health, which has earned and maintained recognition as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She currently serves as the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, ORMC’s Mitigation and Resiliency Committee Co-Chair, and as a member of the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative Heat & Health Task Force.

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