Juliette Chollet

How Climate Change Infected My Life

For years, the public has been slow to react to the news of climate change because the impact is often not widely felt. But Juliette Chollet suffers the consequences of it every day because she has chronic Lyme disease, a vector-borne illness which is on the rise partly due to increasing temperatures. In this TEDx Talk, Chollet will use her unique worldview to encourage the public reconsider notions of environmental issues as “distant” and “only occurring in underdeveloped areas,” with the goal of shifting the general American mindset toward how our effect on the earth is affecting us.