What is planetary health?
Planetary health presents a new way to think of “the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends” as described in the Rockefeller Lancet report, which include:
Environmental impact areas
Changing abundance, composition, and distribution of species
Changing biogeochemical flows
Changing food systems
Changing land use and land cover
Public health impact areas
Civil strife and displacement
Other resources -
The biggies (in our view)
Others of note (in our view)
Rather watch and listen?
Greta Thunberg TED Talk (not quite academic - but we applaud her brave wisdom)
“In the Anthropocene era, it is impossible to draw a clear line between human civilisation and natural systems. With this in mind, it is crucial that we do not forget that it is the choices that our societies make that will determine the planet's future and consequently, our own. Planetary health needs to be at the centre of these choices”