The Green Alliance Podcast

Making the link: from nature destruction to pandemic ('Insights', series 1 - episode 9)

Episode Summary

In this episode, disease ecologist Dr Thomas Gillespie, of Emory University, talks to Libby Peake about the relationship between the emergence of new pathogens and human induced environmental change.

Episode Notes

Human disruption of natural support systems is not only damaging wildlife and ecosystems, it is also putting the human population at considerable risk, as the emergence of Covid-19  has demonstrated. 

In this fascinating discussion between Libby Peake and disease ecologist Dr Thomas Gillespie of Emory University we learn about  the risk factors involved in the 'spillover' of new pathogens caused by human induced environmental change, and the urgent need to change the 'artificial divide' between health and the environment.