Doctor, Journalist, Bestseller-Author, Cabaret Artist

Eckart von Hirschhausen – The climate crisis is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.

Health does not begin with a pill or an operation. Health begins with the air we breathe, the water we drink, the plants we eat, tolerable temperatures and peaceful coexistence.

This is why doctors cannot remain silent when the climate crisis is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. Not even Eckart von Hirschhausen.

His keynote speech will provide the latest scientific findings plus constructive and concrete ideas on how everyone can be part of the solution. Every lecture is unique, because Eckart von Hirschhausen prepares himself each time for the audience, the occasion and the specific leverage of those present and loves to convey even difficult topics in a spontaneous, interactive and humorous way…

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen has many talents: he is a presenter, magician, cabaret artist and author of numerous bestsellers that have sold millions of copies across Europe. As a practising hospital doctor, he recognized early on that humour and healing go hand in hand. Since then he has hung up his doctor’s coat, but in his stage programs, numerous lectures and seminars he has been proving for years what healing power laughter can have. In his new lecture series, Eckart von Hirschhausen is now devoting himself to the topic of “Humor in business management”.

Having fun at work is still considered unproductive in this country. But von Hirschhausen proves that bosses are taken even more seriously when they demonstrate a sense of humor.

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen (1967) studied medicine and science journalism in Berlin, London and Heidelberg. His specialty: communicating medical content in a humorous way, healthy laughter with lasting messages.

Eckart von Hirschhausen: Healthy Earth – Healthy People

His books “Arzt-Deutsch”, “Die Leber wächst mit ihren Aufgaben” and “Glück kommt selten allein” made him the most successful non-fiction author in 2008 and 2009 with over 5 million copies. His book “Wohin geht die Liebe, wenn sie durch den Magen durch ist” was published in September 2012.

On May 18, 2021, Eckart von Hirschhausen’s book was published: “Mensch, Erde! We could have it so nice.” The book reached number 1 on the Spiegel bestseller list within a week.

Why the climate crisis is a medical emergency. And what can help now Could we have a better life than we do now? Absolutely! And healthier.

We live better and longer than any generation before us. And yet we are more vulnerable than we thought: a virus is keeping us in suspense and we are sliding unchecked into the climate crisis. It is slowly dawning on us that health is more than just pills and devices. To be healthy, the first thing we humans need is something to eat, drink and breathe. And tolerable outside temperatures.

Healthy people can only exist on a healthy planet.

Eckart von Hirschhausen shows what the global crises of our time mean for the health of each and every one of us. He meets thought leaders and role models and sets out in search of good ideas for a better world. Why can we become immune to viruses, but never to water shortages and heat? Why do we have time for nothing, but so much stuff? Do we consume so much because we don’t know what we really need? And how much CO2 do we actually emit when we laugh at our own contradictions?

Laughter is the best medicine.

The new discipline “Planetary Health” emphasizes: “Healthy people only exist on a healthy planet.” And what’s exciting for us doctors is that many of the upcoming measures have “co-benefits” for our health: eating less meat and cycling more is good for both body and planet! So there will be a lot of positive things in the lecture and also a lot to laugh about – typical Hirschhausen. “Moonshot” is the term used since the Apollo mission, when you mobilize all your forces towards a goal. Nursing and the medical profession are important here – because the healthcare professions are still being listened to. People landed on the moon 50 years ago. What was the most important discovery? The Teflon pan? No: looking back! Since then, we know how beautiful it is on Earth. What do we need to do now so that we can continue to live here in a way that is suitable for our grandchildren and not have to go to the moon?

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Eckart von Hirschhausen is a doctor and cabaret artist. In his lectures, he talks about the transformation of society after corona, humor in business and health in the workplace. Eckart von Hirschhausen talks about climate change, sustainability and the energy transition. Book Eckart von Hirschhausen now for a lecture with The Premium Speakers Agency.