Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren specializes in the psychological effects of climate change—and believes that mental health professionals—by the nature of their training—are uniquely positioned to reach people and bring about change. Van Susteren is part of the Climate…

Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren specializes in the psychological effects of climate change—and believes that mental health professionals—by the nature of their training—are uniquely positioned to reach people and bring about change. Van Susteren is part of the Climate…

In a Bangladeshi river community of floating islands that form and disintegrate frequently and are threatened by a changing climate, one group has found a solution to the difficult job of building health care facilities: A hospital on a boat.   Built by the NGO Friendship…

ATLANTA – Can climate change deniers and skeptics be converted? For beleaguered believers bent on trying, a communications panel at the Climate & Health Meeting here last Friday offered some concrete advice. First of all, panelists emphasized that solutions are out…

Mexico City, struggling with a water crisis, is proof that coastal cities aren’t the only places suffering from climate change.   In a never-ending quest for water, Mexico City is drilling deeper and deeper—causing the lake beds the city is built upon to sink. It’s one…

ATLANTA – When the CDC canceled a planned Climate Change & Health conference—apparently seeking a low profile on the issue given the new administration in DC—civil society stepped up. Former Vice President Al Gore called former President Jimmy Carter, who offered to…

In an apparent “strategic retreat,” the CDC preemptively canceled a planned climate change event recently … but a scaled-down alternative conference sprouted up to replace it.  

A major CDC climate and health conference scheduled for February was recently canceled—before President Trump’s inauguration.   The Climate and Health Summit had been designed to inform US public health officials about risks to human health posed by climate change. Speakers…

In the waning days of President Obama’s administration, the US State Department disbursed a second $500 million payment to the Green Climate Fund—support that’s likely not to be continued by the new administration. The fund supports “low-emission and climate-resilient…

Amid fears that the incoming Trump administration could roll back US support to fight climate change, Bill Gates announced a new $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Fund to support research.