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  1. Climate Change An Overview of the Patterns, Trends and Prospects for Global Health Tim WeiskelHarvard University Extension School Monday, 20 May 2013

  2. …social anthropologist and an historian. Tim Weiskel

  3. …social anthropologist and an historian. Important to note thatI am not a climate scientist …. nor a medical or public health specialist… Tim Weiskel

  4. …social anthropologist and an historian. Tim Weiskel

  5. …social anthropologist and an historian. In fact, you are all anthropologists and historians… Tim Weiskel

  6. …social anthropologist and an historian. In fact, you are all anthropologists and historians… That is, you all have implicit theories of the human enterprise and you are all aware of at least some part of the past and your role in a continuum. Tim Weiskel

  7. …social anthropologist and an historian. Tim Weiskel

  8. …social anthropologist and an historian. Think of yourselves as …trained to take the long view and large perspective on the human “experiment” in its evolutionary context. Tim Weiskel

  9. …social anthropologist and an historian. Think of yourselves as …trained to take the long view and large perspective on the human “experiment” in its evolutionary context. First observation: Humans are one of a successive series of species in a complex, interdependent and evolving ecosystem. Tim Weiskel

  10. …social anthropologist and an historian. Think of yourselves as …trained to take the long view and large perspective on the human “experiment” in its evolutionary context. First observation: Humans are one of a successive series of species in a complex,interdependent and evolving ecosystem. Tim Weiskel

  11. How is the ecosystem evolving?

  12. (…comments here are drawn from 10 years of the online Harvard course….) How is the ecosystem evolving?

  13. (…comments here are drawn from 10 years of the online Harvard course….) How is the ecosystem evolving?

  14. Is this really true? No.

  15. Is this really true? No.

  16. In opposition to a mechanical and technology-driven approach to the world, scientists are turning to an alternative scientific understanding of life systems on Earth.

  17. James Lovelock has labeled this the concept of : “Geophysiology” as a new way of understanding Earth and the human role within it.

  18. “Geophysiology sees the organisms of the Earth evolving by Darwinian natural selection in an environment that is the product of their ancestors and not simply a consequence of the Earth’s geological history.” • James Lovelock

  19. “By assuming that the climate is mainly a physical property of the Earth’s surface environment we leave out the important consideration of living organisms, including humans and their dependent species of crops and livestock, as an integral and interactive part of the climate system.” • James Lovelock

  20. Planetary Physiology: Integrative Thinking About Human and Planet Health A Memorial Tribute to Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H.1943-2011

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