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Environment

Pollution kills nine million people each year and sickens many more, mostly in poorer nations. The global health effects of climate change are not well quantified today and are likely to increase in the future, with lower-income countries again 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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Hurricanes, Pandemics, Floods, Frail Systems, and Failed Responses

Imagining a post-Harvey, post-Irma, post-Hanna, post-COVID-19 world of pandemics, natural disasters, and U.S. resiliency

Family Affair: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis

In the Bay of Bengal, where Cyclone Amphan collided with COVID-19, a glimpse of why we need environmental sustainability

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The Psychological Toll of the Pandemic: What Isolation Does to the Brain

The worldwide increase in isolation during COVID-19 is sure to exact a psychological toll on people across the globe

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The Kids Are (Not) Alright

Analyzing the evidence against—and in support of—reopening schools during COVID-19

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Hurricanes, Pandemics, Floods, Frail Systems, and Failed Responses

Imagining a post-Harvey, post-Irma, post-Hanna, post-COVID-19 world of pandemics, natural disasters, and U.S. resiliency