Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves (Book)

Edited by Samuel Myers and Howard Frumkin, 2020 Two young people look toward a mountain embraced. The text reads PLANETARY HEALTH Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.

Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth’s natural systems—the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate—are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere.