Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian

Presented by the MIT Museum and the Cambridge Science Festival


Eric Chivian believes it is important for physicians and other public health professionals to get involved in global environmental issues — that their role is to translate complex and abstract concepts into human health terms.

“Several of us physicians in this anti-nuclear physicians' movement started thinking of these global environmental issues — global climate change, loss of biological diversity, the ozone depletion — as, in effect, Armageddon in slow motion. These changes would cause devastating effects to the planet, to human civilization, by effects on food and water, infectious disease. But they wouldn't be immediate, like a nuclear weapon.” — Eric Chivian

From MIT World


Topics: Cambridge Science Festival, Climate, Climate change, Environment, Nobel Prizes, Special events and guest speakers, Video

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