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 goal of H-Earth. 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:
Suggested videos and podcasts
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
2019: James Lovelock and the Gaia hypothesis This is a 20 minute interview with Tim Lenton; note the discussion of the hybrid of Gaia, artificial and human intelligence, and “Gaia 2.0” (16 mins on).
The interviewer (Philip Adams) at one point comments human population is close to 7 billion; actually it’s approaching 8 billion; growing by about 200,000 per day. As Jane Goodall recently said” “something’s got to give”.
The Cancer of Climate Change
For doctors across the world who are worried about climate collapse and ecological breakdown
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