Human Health and the Planet

The health effects of climate change sound a clarion warning that we must attend to a rapidly deteriorating environment. Polluted cities, severe droughts and flooding, and devastating storms are portents of a world in which risks to the health of the planet and the health of families are closely linked. We urgently need visionary and strategic leaders who can identify and implement local, national, and global public policies, build boundary-busting collaborative partnerships, and advocate effectively for change. How do we tame unsustainable resource consumption, protect human health, and become better stewards of the only planet we can inhabit?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

Senator Dianne Feinstein presents her own view on Climate and what we can do to address this threat.  See more
To manage our greenhouse-gas emissions, humankind will have to make a host of dauntingly difficult transitions in the... See more
A new generation of entrepreneurs believes that sustainability represents the next big wave of innovation and business... See more
Thomas E. Lovejoy, M.A. Sanjayan and E.O. Wilson bring together diverse expertise and perspectives to discuss the big... See more
Most companies have tended to see environmental stewardship as a cost, but more are now taking a pro-growth approach to... See more

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