Published online by Cambridge University Press: 04 February 2021
Human health is utterly dependent on the well-being of the wider Earth community (McMichael, 2014; Díaz & Brondizio, 2019). Without clean air and water, livable climatic conditions, and nutritious food, humans cannot survive, let alone thrive. Already, for many, these necessities are increasingly scarce, if not out of reach. Moreover, ecosystems – and the human communities that depend on them – are rapidly deteriorating. Several key boundaries that delineate the safe operating space for humanity have already been exceeded – particularly biodiversity loss and climate change – and the limits in other areas such as ocean acidification are rapidly being approached (Rockström et al., 2009).
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