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

From the first appliance efficiency standards in the 1970s to path-breaking greenhouse gas reductions today — with... See more
The auto industry is in the midst of a revolution -- what powers cars, what keeps them safe, even the idea of what a... See more
According to UN estimates, some 800 million people are chronically undernourished. As the world’s population multiplies... See more
Featured scholar: David Kuria // Clean water and sanitation, those most basic of human needs, are in alarmingly short... See more
While the basics of greenhouse-driven global warming are clear, translating these into specific local and regional... See more
The ocean is 1.1 trillion gallons of seawater, 139.7 million square miles of liquid surface, and contains countless... See more

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