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

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Audio/Video: Water

Featured scholar: David Kuria // Clean water and sanitation, those most basic of human needs, are in alarmingly short... See more
This conversation takes place during the mega drought in California. Though drought sounds temporary, it’s not because... See more
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride will present his ongoing work on watersheds, rivers and... See more
Former commander in the British Royal Navy, Tony Long, will guide the audience through an operation to find an illegal... See more
Why the effects of drought have so much to do with the revolutionary inclinations of a frustrated populace. Is climate... See more
The Himalaya are home to the world’s most magnificent peaks and thousands of high-altitude glaciers. These important... See more

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