Intense bouts of humidity have been linked to increased rates of suicide,

As country representatives continue to negotiate gritty details of agreements at the COP26 UN climate conference, WHO announced today that 50 countries have committed to building climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems. 

As global leaders gear up for next week’s UN climate change conference in Glasgow, yet more win-win data is emerging about the benefits of reducing carbon emissions.  

Cities across the globe are ground zero for rising temperatures.   A key reason: The “urban heat island” effect that can leave city centers considerably warmer than surrounding areas. London, for example, can be 10C hotter during extreme heat events than…

WHO weighed in yesterday on climate change discussions with a new report and some of its strongest language to date, in advance of next month’s UN climate change conference.  

The degradation of natural systems now threatens all aspects of health—and COVID-19 must serve as a turning point, warns the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health—a global call to action published Tuesday in The Lancet.  

People in major cities are exposed to deadly temperatures 3X more often than in the 1980s—with cities in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East bearing the brunt, according to a new analysis of 13,000+ cities.  

18X more heatwaves in Afghanistan. 10X more crop failures in Mali.   Today’s children will face dire consequences of climate change that their grandparents were spared, according to a new study from Save the Children and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Thomson Reuters…

COVID-19 and the climate took center stage as the United Nations General Assembly opened up yesterday, under an honor system vaccination requirement for in-person attendees.   Nevertheless, it was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—who reportedly isn’t…

Rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could displace 216 million people within their own countries by 2050—hitting the world’s poorest countries the hardest, a World Bank report released this week shows.