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Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves
September 15 @ 7PM ET - Virtually on Zoom
Join Living on Earth and Sam Myers of the T. H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health for the latest Good Reads on Earth virtual event.
We speak to Sam about Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves from Island Press, which he edited with Howard Frumkin.
Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth’s natural systems - the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate - are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere.
Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves provides a readable introduction to this new paradigm. With an interdisciplinary approach, the book addresses a wide range of health impacts felt in the Anthropocene, including food and nutrition, infectious disease, non-communicable disease, dislocation and conflict, and mental health. It also presents strategies to combat environmental changes and its ill-effects, such as controlling toxic exposures, investing in clean energy, improving urban design, and more.
This virtual event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program & podcast Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.
This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School. This is a free event open to the public.
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