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: Spotlight Health 2017

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Audio/Video: Policy

We’ve been exploring the concept of climate change since 1988. Yet the problem continues to elude traditional solutions... See more
As the United States leaves the Paris Agreement, how will the leadership vacuum be filled? Will China continue to surge... See more
Can a transformative solution built on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government save the... See more
Some three billion people use biomass fuel – typically from wood, crop residues, or animal dung – to cook indoors in... See more
It is no longer possible to separate the health of the planet from the health of its people. Disease patterns are... See more
The story of corroded pipes and lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan – and its devastating consequences for children –... See more

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