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How are allergies connected to climate change? Why will we keep getting sicker and sicker unless we protect the planet? Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann sheds light on the importance of planetary health and the complex effects at play as the planet’s state deteriorates.
Practicing dermatologist, ski-ing instructor, singer, musician, author, wife and mother of two, calling Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann “multifaceted” is an understatement. Driven by a strong sense of empathy she hopes to literally “heal the world” by preventing diseases altogether.
As a physician-scientist, her research in medical science focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment around them which then determines the state of health or illness in a person. To this end, Claudia and her team were able to revolutionize the idea of how allergies arise and found new drivers for allergic immune responses in pollen.
Apart from this, Claudia hopes to educate the world about climate change and how it impacts each and every one of us. Through her book, Überhitzt, she tackles the topic and goes on to explain how climate change impacts our health and what we can potentially do about it before it is too late. She is convinced that she has what it takes to drive this change! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx