In a nutshell: changes in the Earth system matter for human health.
This site is to complement the original H–Earth website at the University of Canberra, Australia and the additional one at the University of Oulu, Finland. Health-Earth is an international, interdisciplinary network founded in 2014 by people from Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Institutions, including the UN University Institute of Global Health and several universities also provided moral help, though as yet little funding. We welcome friends (listed here). We seek to build knowledge about global "eco-social" change and health and develop capacity for effective responses by policymakers, practitioners and communities, thus ensuring long-term population health. Recognising, assessing, forewarning, minimising and adapting to the risks brought by global ecological and social change is vital if global population health is to be improved and to endure. The teaching of this material in schools and universities, at all levels, and to all health workers (i.e. beyond public health) is an important H-earth goal. Understanding the adverse health consequences of unchecked adverse global environmental change is also important for many other disciplines, professions, policy makers and people of all faiths. We have six major themes:
2018 Aurelio Peccei Lecture: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber - Climate, Complexity, Conversion (Club of Rome, 50th anniversary conference)
2018: Shed A Light: – This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done? Rupert Read, Environmental Philosopher and Chair of Green House Think Tank