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Climate change is making hundreds of diseases much worse – Nature.com

Floods, such as this one in Bangladesh, can increase the risk and severity of infectious diseases.Credit: Mamun Hossain/AFP/Getty Climate change has exacerbated more than 200 infectious diseases and dozens of non-transmissible conditions, such as poisonous-snake bites, according to an analysis1….

The Fervent Debate Over the Best Way to Confront Global Warming – Undark Magazine

In the late 1950s, Ian Burton, then a geographer at the University of Chicago, learned about a troubling conundrum with levees. These expensive and engineering-intensive strategies — which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers favored for reining in floods along…

Is global warming adding to the Valley’s UV risks? – Daily Independent

Even with all the clouds covering the Valley at the end of July, the forecast UV index was still 8 out of 10. The UV index scale — the National Weather Service’s means of determining the level of danger from…

Climate change: Protecting& restoring ecosystems are the key basis of human prosperity, well-being – Economic Times

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to humankind in the 21st century. It has been highlighted that there is an urgent need to investigate further the direct and indirect linkages of climate change with natural, biological and other…

The Arctic is warming much faster, as climate change’s impact grows – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load For residents of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, the United States’ recent success in clinching a major piece of climate change legislation may feel like too little, too late. Over the past 40 years, as…

58% of human infectious diseases can be worsened by climate change – we scoured 77,000 studies to map the pathways – The Conversation Indonesia

Climate change can exacerbate a full 58% of the infectious diseases that humans come in contact with worldwide, from common waterborne viruses to deadly diseases like plague, our new research shows. Our team of environment and health scientists reviewed decades…

US hegemony undermines global efforts to tackle climate change – Global Times

Illustration: Chen Xia/Global Times Across the globe, scorching days are getting hotter and increasingly more frequent. Hundreds of millions of people in the world are currently experiencing sweltering and also dangerous heat waves – an unpleasant new reality as the…

Great Barrier Reef coral bounces back, but global warming still a risk – The Washington Post

Listen 4 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Marine scientists have found that parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest levels of coral cover since monitoring began nearly four decades ago, although they warn the…

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change? – The New York Times

The joke is that if you want it to rain during this wetter-than-usual summer in the Caribbean, just start a cricket match. Beneath the humor is seemingly tacit agreement with the assertion in a 2018 climate report that of all…

Why Louisville Metro Council is smarter than SCOTUS on global warming – Forward Kentucky

A tale of two cities can be told about last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to protect the environment from global warming. It’s the worst of times in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court’s…

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