Protect the health of the planet and you protect your own health. That’s an extremely boiled down version of the new book called Planetary Health – Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves. The emerging field of planetary health connects the dots between changes in Earth’s environment, and the general well-being of us humans wandering around the planet. One of the co-editors of the book is Dr. Samuel Myers. Sam Myers is Director of the Planetary Health Alliance and a Principle Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We asked why he and his co-editor, Dr. Howard Frumkin took on this project.
Not surprisingly, the more you are active in the great outdoors, the more you become concerned about climate change. That’s the topic of today’s Academic Minute.