Alan Gutterman, a long-term partner and senior counsel in law firms, recently launched the Older Person’s Rights Project to advance awareness of the challenges and opportunities inherent in our increased longevity. In this podcast he speaks with Mick Smyer, who runs Growing Greener, Climate Action for a Warming World, and was Guest Editor of a […]
When it comes to the climate crisis, it’s time to change our habits
Check out the new edition of the American Society on Aging’s Generations Journal, guest edited by Mick Smyer. Read “Aging and the Climate Crisis” to see the myriad connections between aging and climate change.
Climate change could impact your health and budget in retirement.
By Rodney Brooks, U.S. News
“The Resilience of Older Women and Climate Change” Sponsored by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Expert panelists will discuss the role of behavior in climate change and increased environmental risk, resulting in degradation of all human rights. Speakers will discuss current lifespan initiatives and best practices across the globe, highlighting regions and activities […]
Why climate change will likely expose older adults to more climate-related hazards By Jenny Wisniewski January 10, 2022
When asked about the biggest challenge facing us globally, Mick Smyer, Founder and CEO of the American non-profit organisation, Growing Greener, didn’t miss a beat: “Ageing in an era of climate change,” he answered. “It resonates both at the individual and the societal levels.” This seemed like the perfect way to sum up the panel discussion […]
“Your generation caused this whole mess.” Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues. A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the argument: “Today’s elders, more than any other age group, bear […]