Health was the glaring omission at this week’s UN climate change conference, writes Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt. It should have been a central focus. From extreme weather fueling droughts and food insecurity, expanded transmission zones for disease-bearing mosquitoes…

There is an urgent need to make voluntary contraception available to women in Niger, where the population is projected to more than triple to 68 million by 2050, writes Kristen Patterson, a senior policy analyst with the Population Reference Bureau. Patterson links family…

The long-awaited UN climate summit (known on COP 21) opened today with talks from world leaders amid heightened security in Paris. On the agenda, US President Obama and Bill Gates—standing with counterparts from 20 countries—will announce a major push to increase funding…

“We are the first generation in history that can end poverty, but we will lose this opportunity if we do not tackle climate change,” writes Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, in a Guardian op-ed.

With its climate conference (COP21) in Paris just 2 weeks away, the UN wants countries to understand that tactics to combat climate change can bring important health gains. Climate change is already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year, according to the WHO,…

Connections between non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and climate change may not seem obvious at first—but consider the interplay of urbanization, the consumption of high-calorie, carbon-intensive, mass-produced food and sedentary lifestyles. Then the links come into focus.

The collection of atolls in the central Pacific Ocean that make up the Republic of Kiribati  is perched just an average of 2 meters above sea level and is considered uniquely vulnerable to climate change.

What’s behind the mysterious kidney disease that has killed more than 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers? Dubbed Mesoamerican Nephropathy and first described in 2002, the disease may be caused by chronic dehydration possibly linked to global…

Dear Dayna, Thank you for forwarding along this CNN story that describes beef’s—specifically barbecue’s—contribution to climate change.  I was astounded that CNN climate change writer John D. Sutter calculated that the 0.61 pounds of delicious brisket at Snow’s BBQ in…

Pope Francis will deliver an address to the US Congress on Thursday that is expected to deal with global warming, its impact on the developing world, and poverty. Environmental activists and advocates for the poor have high hopes for the visit. The speech “…could…