"There are questions that worry me profoundly as a population- and
Will we have enough food for a growing global population? How will we take care
of more people in the next pandemic? What will heat do to millions with
hypertension? Will countries wage water wars because of increasing droughts?
These risks all have three things in common: health, climate change and a
growing population that the United Nations forecast would pass 8 billion people
on Nov. 15, 2022 – double the population of just 48 years ago.
In my 40-year career, first working in the Amazon rainforest and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, and then in academia, I have encountered
many public health threats, but none so intransigent and pervasive as climate
Of the multitude of climate-related adverse health effects, the following four
represent the greatest public health concerns for a growing population."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics