NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – Although nearly half the world’s population now faces the risk of dengue, a mosquito bite in Beijing, Berlin or Baltimore remains a nuisance, not a threat. But for how long? To answer this sort of question—that is, to project the health effects…

Environmental concerns climbed higher on the list of top risks outlined by business and political leaders surveyed ahead of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland next week.

The WHO and UN Environment have united to fight environmental health risks that kill 12.6 million people per year.

Riveting speakers. Great conversation. Networking. Historic venue. Food and drink. Yes, it was Global Health NOW’s inaugural live event, Adapt: The Climate Has Changed. More than 100 GHN readers, new friends and Bloomberg School alumni gathered at the historic Decatur…

Global warming is allowing an array of forgotten pathogens to emerge from the thawing permafrost—and possibly reinfect humans.   Organic matter like dead animals, moss and plants, long preserved in ice, are now thawing, rotting, and releasing gases that not only spur global…

Wait, why would the Trump White House release a 2,000 page National Climate Assessment that finds humans almost entirely to blame for climate change late last week?   The decision doesn’t mean the administration has warmed to climate change.  

Epidemics and pandemics can rewrite history. The Great Plague of the medieval ages, or “The Black Death,” which killed 75-200 million and wiped away 60% of the European population, is one of history’s most catastrophic examples. The last plague pandemic occurred in the 19th…

A robust response to climate change presents “the greatest global health opportunity” this century; ignoring it could reverse decades of public health progress, according to the Lancet Countdown.   Building on the Lancet’s 2015 Commission on Health and Climate Change, the…

16% of deaths worldwide are linked to pollution—the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death. The startling numbers from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health reveal pollution’s deadly impact, especially for poorer countries:

Climate change as a key aggravator of world hunger was the primary topic at the 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate organized by the World Water Council and held earlier this week in France.