The Research Tuesdays team have done a fantastic job of putting together the associated promotional material, so I’m more or less going to reproduce it here.
The topic is about the global-scale evidence for declining human health from environmental degradation – it’s new research that I haven’t yet published, and so it’ll be exciting to start disseminating the amazing results my colleagues and I have found in a public forum.
So join us on 11 May at the University of Adelaide for what I promise will be an interesting (if not frightening) public lecture. Details below.
When: Tuesday, 11 May 2010 Where: Napier Building, Lecture Theatre G04, The University of Adelaide Bookings: click here or ring 08 8303 3692
A World of Hurt: A true global death count of environmental degradation
It’s no secret that environmental degradation has been shown to have damaged people’s health, often fatally, in many specific cases.
Now, however, world-leading research at the University of Adelaide has linked the two on a staggering global scale.
Using data from over 100 countries, Professor Corey Bradshaw has examined the relationships between key indicators of human health and environmental quality and discovered a clear correlation, with dire implications.
As only one example, his findings indicate just a 10 % overall reduction in water quality would raise infant deaths by 35.5 million per year.
It’s vital information for people and planet. And in this important presentation, Professor Bradshaw will reveal the full story [download pdf flyer here].