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A woman wears a protective mask in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Credit: Anan Kaewkhammul / Alamy Stock Photo. T19P7D

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 18. 2019.
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey, US, 5 November 2012. Credit: MC Images / Alamy Stock Photo. CYPCN7

Guest post: 10 climate-related events that cost the US $10bn in health impacts

Dr Vijay Limaye is a climate change and health science fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Prof Wendy Max is a professor of... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 18. 2019.
A man shades his face from the summer heat, New York. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo.

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, rather than 2C or 3C, could help prevent thousands of deaths in US cities during... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 5. 2019.
Liver, heart and gizzard at a market. Credit: Truengtra Paejai / Alamy Stock Photo. J2N7NR

Eating more offal could help cut meat emissions by ‘14%’

Choosing more meat by-products, such as liver, sweetbreads and tripe, could help to reduce livestock emissions by as much as 14%, according to a new... Read More

Food and farming | Apr 10. 2019.
Mosquito fogging to prevent against Dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 March 2015. Credit: Reynold Sumayku / Alamy Stock Photo. EJNEYB

Mosquito-borne diseases could reach extra ‘one billion people’ as climate warms

Nearly one billion people could face “their first exposure” to a host of mosquito-borne diseases by 2080 under extreme global warming, a study... Read More

Public health | Mar 28. 2019.
FA6NA2 Children draw clean water from a borehole in Mecupes village, Northern Mozambique.

Climate change's impact on groundwater could leave 'environmental timebomb'

Over the next 100 years, the full impact that climate change is having on groundwater resources will become apparent in half of the world's aquifers,... Read More

People | Jan 21. 2019.
J2HP1H The temperature reached to near 38 degree centigrade, report state that heat wave affect the West Bengal region along with others parts of India.

The Lancet: Extreme heat threatens ‘systemic failure’ of hospitals

The recent impact of climate change on heat-related diseases should be seen as a harbinger of future dangers posed to human health, a landmark report... Read More

Public health | Nov 28. 2018.
EE03A2 Buddhist Man with umbrella against sun walking in street, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia.

Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths across much of the globe, a... Read More

Public health | Sep 13. 2018.
A woman quenches her thirst in Jaipur, India, during a severe heatwave in May 2016. Credit: PACIFIC PRESS / Alamy Stock Photo. G1TTR7

Analysis: ‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live

As part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community committed in 2015 to limit rising global temperatures to “well below"... Read More

People | Jul 2. 2018.
A5C16G Farmer in Bangladesh. Image shot 09/2006. Exact date unknown.

Guest post: Exceeding 1.5C of global warming will hit poorest the hardest

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington is a climate scientist at the University of Oxford ... Read More

Guest posts | May 29. 2018.
King tides flood property on Kiribati atoll. Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo. BGP1PD

Low-lying atolls could become 'uninhabitable' earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level... Read More

Sea level rise | Apr 25. 2018.
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