Climate Change, Nature, Ethics, and Health

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 Thomas Lovejoy, environmentalist and founder of the PBS show "Nature," will give a public presentation on April 23 at 11 a.m. in Research I, Room 163. His talk, "Climate Change, Nature, Ethics, and Health," will focus on the ways in which climate change affects the living fabric of the planet and threatens the fundamental underpinnings of human health.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services, the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, the Center for Climate and Society, and the Center for Global Ethics.

"We are excited because this event helps to highlight the ethical implications of climate change generally and for health specifically, in particular the concern that climate change may serve to worsen global health disparities," says Lisa Eckenwiler, associate professor of philosophy and director of health care ethics at the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics. "It also offers an opportunity to show Mason’s commitment to excellence in transdisciplinary research and teaching in ecological sustainability, ethics, and health."

For more information, contact Amanda Baer by telephone at 703.993.9490 or by email at