Climate Risks, Health Risks

As climate change increasingly becomes a fact of daily life, the health hazards of rising sea levels, catastrophic storms, water and food shortages, respiratory and vector-borne diseases, and temperature extremes are coming into sharper focus. Military leaders are warning that climate change could result in a refugee crisis of “unimaginable scale,” and some experts believe that a direct line can already be drawn to geopolitical events, such as the Syrian war and the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Understanding the health consequences of these events, and especially their cumulative impact, is a crucial step toward action.

Speakers: Robert Wright
Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

Companies, and now investors, are looking to gauge long-term success by establishing higher standards around... See more
Today, the common experience of citizenship in the United States is more important than ever. We’re more connected... See more
A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change... See more
Think beyond the beach with acclaimed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle and former NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
We know little about the two thirds of our planet's surface that is covered in water. In fact, we know less about... See more

Pages