Tanzania has made significant progress in the fight against malaria over the last 20 years thanks to bed nets, insecticides, and a vaccine, but new trends in the weather in East Africa seem to indicate there is a new threat to progress: climate change. and public health.
Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.
US health officials brace for mosquito-borne virus that can cause paralysis and death as temperatures rise
As temperatures warm, US health officials are braced for rising rates of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause meningitis, paralysis, and death.
Politicians continue to turn a blind eye to the links between climate change and public health.
Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history. It was enough to melt the runway at a British air force base.
Increases in three climate factors—temperature, rainfall, and ocean warming—can predict mosquito population growth in Sri Lanka for the next one to six months, according to a new study.
Leaders of Commonwealth nations met in Rwanda’s capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, will certainly make the IPCC—and other environmental bodies—take notice.
According to a new report released by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), climate change is threatening the health of billions of people worldwide through a range of both direct and indirect pathways, including heat-related mortality and morbidity, extreme weather events such as droughts or floods, decreases in crop yields, changes in the distribution of vector-borne diseases, and wildfires causing widespread exposure to air pollution.
The consensus among scientists is that we are in an era of global heating and extreme weather events, primarily due to the devastating effects of human action on the environment. Why are researchers concerned, and what are the implications for health?
The World Health Organization has identified climate change as the single biggest health threat facing humanity. Physiology is an essential part of the scientific response as it helps us understand the consequences of climate change for humans and other animals.
such potential futures are poorly understood. Could anthropogenic climate change result in worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction? At present, this is a dangerously underexplored topic.
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change data explorer. This new platform allows users to engage with our findings and explore the 2021 report data at country specific, regional and income group level.
This report presents results from an international survey, conducted in partnership with Data for Good
at Meta, investigating public climate change knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences, and
behavior among Facebook users.
Quality criteria for the evaluation of climate-informed early warning systems for infectious diseases
This guide aims to outline key technical and operational criteria surrounding the performance, application, implementation and effectiveness of EWS and to illustrate how an understanding of these issues can be used for the evaluation of EWS for multiple infectious disease outbreaks.
The present WMO report provides an update on the annual state of the climate observed in the year 2021, and shows continued trends (also reported in the IPCC reports) in terms of key indicators.
number of climate mitigation and adaptation actions that could bring significant improvements to health and health equity.
Future projections of malaria transmission is made for Odisha, a highly endemic region of India, through numerical simulations using the VECTRI dynamical model.
In this report, prepared by the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS), we consider how, through adaptation and mitigation, we can combat the negative effects of climate change on health, but also reduce the ways in which the health system itself contributes to the problem of climate change.
This new platform allows users to engage with our findings and explore the 2021 report data at country specific, regional and income group level. The data visualisations are free to use and share, and we encourage you to include them in your work.