Are We Eating Ourselves and the Planet to Death?
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Adelaide Festival Corporation
Archived with permission from the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Radio Adelaide.
Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Old Methodist Meeting Hall, 10:00am, Saturday 8th October, 2011. There are numerous areas where humans have achieved a peak of success, a ‘sweet spot’. But now that very success is threatening to unravel centuries of achievement. On the one hand, economic growth has led to a steadily improving standard of living, better levels of health and ever-increasing longevity. On the other hand, this very affluence is the reason for the obesity epidemic and a world clogged by greenhouse gases. A fundamental change in thinking is now required for dealing with both, requiring input not just from scientists or health specialists, but from everyone living on the planet.
Public health, Obesity, Climate change, Standard of living