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.  

Air pollution is now as deadly as tobacco, according to the Lancet Countdown Report detailing concerning connections between climate change and health, Deutsche Welle reports.

At the start of the UN General Assembly this week in New York, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stepped into an “air pollution pod” and visibly struggled to breathe.   This is often our first thought of…

Another central discussion at the UNGA: Climate change, with African leaders angling for the UN to declare a global emergency, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.