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The global health effects of climate change are not well quantified today and are likely to increase in the future, with lower-income countries bearing the brunt of greater food insecurity, increased rates of chronic respiratory illnesses, and shifts in vector-borne diseases. This section explores the global health nexus between climate change and pollution and the possibilities for a more coherent policy approach to these issues.

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Promoting Sustainable Tourism in Guatemala

How community involvement is bringing new life to Laguna Brava

A Turning Point on Climate Change and Health

COP28 presents an historic opportunity to transform the response to the effects that climate change has on health.

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Eyes on Disease X: Ranking the Next Pandemic

University of California, Davis has expanded its SpillOver tool to assess the pandemic potential of dangerous pathogens

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From Talk to Action: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change

To motivate action on climate change, advocates need to use the right words

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Zambia's Cholera Outbreak Rings Warning Bells on Climate Change

Cholera spikes are one of many signs foretelling the rapid emergence of climate-sensitive diseases

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How Medical Education Is Adapting to Climate Change

Educational initiatives are sprouting to help doctors and nurses confront the health threats created by climate change

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COP28 Sparks Urgency Amid Climate Funding Shortfall

Multilateral organizations should finance climate adaptation and mitigation efforts to combat climate change's harms

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Aporkalypse Now: Bearded Pigs Face Environmental Peril

How African swine fever created a conservation catastrophe

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Parkers Resilient Health Takes on Nigeria's Climate Challenges

The telemedicine platform aims to expand health-care services to people living in flood prone regions

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Bringing Health-Care's Carbon Emissions to Zero

Countries renewed their commitment to reducing the health-care sector's climate impact at COP28

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AI to Air Quality: Looking Back at COP28

A physician emissary recounts on-the-ground health takeaways from COP28

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At COP28, the Climate-Health Nexus Turned a Corner, for Better and Worse

Health got more attention, a change that magnifies the unprecedented dangers an unprepared world faces

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Climate Change’s Hidden Mental Toll On Children

New evidence reveals that the climate crisis affects neurological and mental well-being more than previously understood