Around the globe, the consequences of the climate crisis are already apparent. Temperatures are increasing, storms are becoming stronger and sea levels are rising. These profound changes are having trickle down effects across our planet—species loss is accelerating, desertification is spreading and tropical diseases are expanding into new areas. What can be done to halt these changes? How can we promote positive, sustainable change across the globe?

On February 6, 2013, Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore joined over 1,000 people at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard to discuss the future of our planet and its impact on our health. Al Gore was the first lecturer in this memorial lecture series to honor Paul R. Epstein, a founding director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Opening remarks from:

Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister Memorial Church

Julio Frenk, Dean
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

John D. Spengler
Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation Department of Environmental Health Harvard School of Public Health

Eric Chivian M.D.
Biodiversity and Human Health Program Director Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Center for Health and the Global Environment Harvard School of Public Health

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