Countries are failing to shield a billion children from physical, sexual, or psychological violence each year, the UN warns

As heat waves and heat-related deaths rise in the US, the CDC’s climate program is the government’s “only sustained effort” to help cities and states adapt to climate change. But the decade-old program is chronically underfunded and hampered by political interference.  …

SARS-CoV-2 is far from one of a kind. Bats alone carry some 3,200 coronavirus strains that could reach humans, and climate change is making that increasingly likely.

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…

The effects of climate change are fueling violence against women and girls, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Deutsche Welle 

“Eco-anxiety” or “climate depression” are real threats to children’s mental health. 57% of American teens report being scared by climate change and 52% report anger, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last fall. 

The 2010s marked the hottest decade on record, data published yesterday by NASA and NOAA confirm, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. 2019 was the second-warmest year ever. 

Countries should fight public health threats with the same vigor they use to tackle terrorism, WHO warns in a roundup of the top health challenges of the next decade.   Highlights from the list (in no particular order): 

Fewer than 16% of medical schools address climate change in their curricula, an International Federation of Medical Students' Associations survey of schools in 118 countries reveals.   “Climate change is truly that threat multiplier,” impacting every facet of medicine, says…

World leaders will be warned of a full-blown climate emergency over 2 weeks of climate talks aimed at stepping up countries’ ambitions against climate change, theBBC reports.