Health leaders need to use their newfound popularity to fight for greener healthcare

Health leaders have found themselves projected onto the public stage as never before. Professor Chris Whitty, the UK government’s chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, its chief scientific adviser, have occupied the front pages and dominated the airwaves for months. They have become household names, better known than mostContinue Reading

One Climate-Change Wildfire Risk Lurks in the Dark

As recording-breaking wildfires continue to rage across the West, firefighters are confronting a new challenge that has snuck in under cover of darkness: rising nighttime temperatures. Days and nights are both warming while heat-trapping greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere, but scientists say nighttime increases are outpacing daytime rates. Since 2000 California’s daytime highs…Continue Reading

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Malaria new map shows which areas will be at risk because of global warming

Of an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, around 93% are in Africa. This proportion is more or less the same for the 405,000 malaria deaths globally. That’s why there are huge efforts underway to provide detailed maps of current malaria cases in Africa, and to predict which areas will becomeContinue Reading

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor says the state’s economy is too “murky” to move ahead with his sweeping proposal to address climate change by borrowing $3 billion to fund environmental restoration projects across New York.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Thursday conference call with reporters that the bond won’t appear on November’s ballot…Continue Reading

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Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 (North). Photo Jay Caboz. Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter says that the power utility has acknowledged the global shift towards renewable energy.Renewable energy could deliver a range of benefits such as cost competitiveness, reduced emissions and possible job creation.Eskom has since established a Just Energy Transition office to engage with…Continue Reading

Scientists are narrowing in on the answer. At the dawn of the industrial revolution, the Earth’s atmosphere contained 278 parts of CO₂ per million. Today, after more than two and a half centuries of fossil fuel use, that figure is around 414 parts per million (ppm). If the build-up of CO₂ continues at currentContinue Reading