The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) just published a new report called Planetary Health. An emerging field to be developed.
The press release and a summary or the full report you can read here.
If climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental changes continue unabated, billions of people will face serious health risks by the end of this century resulting from heat stress, flooding, food shortages, infectious diseases, migration and conflicts. Research examining the connection between such environmental changes and human health (the field of study known as Planetary Health) is still in its infancy. The report reviews existing scientific knowledge in this area and offers a list of questions for researchers to address.