Responding to climate change could present “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century,” according to The Lancet Countdown research collaboration.   The Countdown details co-benefits such as replacing car travel with biking or walking, which can improve…

A Trump administration could be devastating for the future of science, argues veteran journalist and science proponent Dan Rather. For that reason, he writes, “[W]e need to radically rethink how the press, scientists and politicians place science in the national discourse…

In the aftermath of the US presidential election, advocates fear what a Trump presidency could mean for the Global Climate Agreement and other environmental wins of the Obama Administration.   Environmentalists say Trump, who has called global warming a “hoax,” spells…

This week, the Paris climate pledges take effect—but even if every country that made an emissions-cutting pledge in the Paris Agreement upholds its commitment, it won’t be enough.   That’s the sobering conclusion of a UN Environment Program report, which says the world will…

By 2030, between 35 and 122 million more people could be living in extreme poverty due to decreased crop yields and food-price volatility caused by climate change, according to a UN report released yesterday. The world’s 500 million small-scale farms will be left especially…

A devastating drought in Colombia’s La Guajira province has brought hunger, malnutrition and illness to the Wayúu, the country’s most populous indigenous nation. The Colombian government points to weather patterns and climate change, while critics are blasting the mining…

As a US presidential transition approaches, global health leaders at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health stress the urgency of the climate change emergency.

Efforts to curb climate change have been varied and, thus far, largely unsuccessful. But Travis Rieder, a philosopher at The Johns Hopkins University, has a new approach: have fewer children. Although an ethically and emotionally difficult decision, Rieder argues that…

Home to nearly half of some 40 armed conflicts ongoing globally, Africa is also hardest hit by the consequences of growing climate change. Addressing this are two key related events: the Africa Drought Conference underway this week in Windhoek, Namibia; and World…

A brutal heat wave in the Middle East may be a harbinger of worse water scarcity and temperatures almost too hot for human survival, climate scientists warn. In Baghdad, the number of days with temperatures at 118 degrees or higher has more than doubled in recent years. As…