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GLF Live with Aaron Bernstein

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In this GLF Live, Landscape News editor Gabrielle Lipton spoke with Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Medical School assistant professor and interim director of the university’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE), about the known and anticipated connections between climate change and COVID-19, potential public health consequences and reassessing human relationships with the natural world.

Dr. Aaron Bernstein is the interim director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He focuses on the health impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health and advancing solutions to address its causes to improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world. Bernstein has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, CNN, and The Guardian, and has written articles for the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal and the Boston Globe, among others. In 2019, Bernstein testified before U.S. Congress on the child health impacts of climate change, drawing from his personal experience as a pediatrician. With Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Chivian, Bernstein co-authored and co-edited the Oxford University Press book Sustaining Life, which received the distinction of best biology book of 2008 from the Library Journal and has been published in several languages.

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