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.  

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…