The new scientific field of planetary health seeks to analyze how humans are influencing the planet, which in turn rebounds to affect humans. The field encompasses more than environmental science and ecology, and helps to explain pandemics and other illnesses, mass migration, food consumption, and other public health factors. Two experts explain.
- Dr. Howard Frumkin, Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health and co-editor, Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves
- Dr. Sam Myers, Principal Research Scientist, Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Director, Planetary Health Alliance, and co-editor, Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves