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Int J Health Serv. 2016 Oct;46(4):825-42. doi: 10.1177/0020731415596296. Epub 2015 Oct 5.

Lessons for Health From Insights into Environmental Crises.

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1
Bioethics Centre c/o Philosophy Department, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada solomon.benatar@uct.ac.za.
2
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

The health of whole populations within nations and globally and the implications of climate change are two of the most important challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Both are components of a complex global crisis that must be acknowledged and addressed. Here we draw the attention of health professionals to some emerging threats and insights from key works of environmentalists in the hope that these may catalyze reflection on the broader challenges facing human health at a time of deep planetary malaise.

KEYWORDS:

Ebola; climate change; degrowth; doing better with less; environmental degradation; global crises; global health; health care sustainability; inequities; resource depletion

PMID:
26442956
DOI:
10.1177/0020731415596296
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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