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

The story of corroded pipes and lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan – and its devastating consequences for children –... See more
Electricity is still out of reach for 1.2 billion of the world’s inhabitants. Even where cell phones are now common,... See more
Sustainability is the green buzzword of the decade, especially in the context of feeding a growing population while... See more
In times of financial crisis, we turn to national treasuries and central banks for solutions. The true power of these... See more
Genetically modified organism. Rarely have three words generated such passionate and polarized debate. GMO has become a... See more
In Being Nixon, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America’s 37th... See more

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