Planet Earth – Manual needed
9 May 2022, 16:00:00
In the 1960ies we started to understand that some human activities could harm the environment, and in the 1972 UN Conference on the Environment the member states were urged to do act. Now we have identified human interference also with the global environment, and seen the introduction of concepts as “earth systems”, “hockey stick curves”, “Antropocen” and of course “Global warming”. In my talk I will put these concepts in perspective, discuss the areas most in need of a new management, and reflect on the possible role of an environmental epidemiologist.
Born in Stockholm and as a teen interested in environmental issues reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Studied Biochemistry at KTH and co-organized an alternative conference to the “1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm”. Worked with applied and scientific aspects in occupational and environmental medicine, at first as an occupational hygienist and later as an environmental epidemiologist. After 10 years and a PhD in Lund and a 3-y postdoc in Italy I came back to Stockholm, to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and to the Institute of Environmental Medicine at KI.