Our children, and our children’s children, will pay with their health for the damage we inflict on the world’s ecosystems today.
The way we live is changing the Earth’s ecosystems - its soil and water systems, the climate, the purity of the air we breathe, and the biodiversity around us. Individually and collectively, we are changing the planet on which human life depends – a huge experiment in which we are all participating. These changes are already affecting human health, but it is future generations – our children and our children’s children – who will pay the price.
Governments can no longer plan strategies for improving people’s health without an appreciation of the connections between the health of people and the planet. Researchers and policy planners need to put people and planet alongside each other and consider health and environmental impacts together.
The project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its transforming social science initiative and is in the ESRC Research Catalogue. Three doctoral studentships were linked to the project, all three students have been awarded their doctorates.
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