UGRWCD CO-SPONSORS CRESTED BUTTE'S PUBLIC POLICY FORUM BY SAM MYERS ON "PLANETARY HEALTH" ON AUG 1ST AT THE CB CENTER FOR ARTS
Sam Myers , “ Planetary Health”
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Sam Myers is a Principal Research Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and is the founding Director of the Planetary Health Alliance (www.planetaryhealthalliance.org).
Sam’s research explores Planetary Health—a field focused on the human health impacts of global environmental change. His projects currently include exploring the human nutritional consequences of rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, falling populations of pollinating insects, and changes in global fisheries in response to ocean warming. He is interested in policy interventions to improve human health while stabilizing Earth’s natural systems. As the Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, Sam oversees a multi-institutional effort (over 350 organizations in over 65 countries) focused on understanding and quantifying the human health impacts of global environmental change and translating that understanding into action globally. For his research, Dr. Myers was the inaugural recipient of the Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in 2018 and Prince Albert II of Monaco prize for research at the interface of health and environment in 2015. He is the co-editor with Howard Frumkin of Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves published in August 2020, and he has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
Generously Co-Sponsored by the Upper Gunnison Water River Conservancy District
The Crested Butte Public Policy Forum is an avenue for information, not advocacy. The speakers reflect a wide range of ideologies, beliefs, and political affiliations.
The Forum is not associated with a particular political party nor does it espouse a particular political ideology.