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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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Around the World in Twenty-Five Toilets

A look at toilets and sanitation for World Toilet Day

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Smoggy Cities

Ghostly images of some of the world's most polluted metropolises

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A Visit with the UCLA Art & Global Health Center  

A creative director and his team meld public health and art with communities around the globe

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How Global Warming is Affecting Health

How global warming is affecting health and how leadership dropped the ball at COP26

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A U.S.-European Measles Moment

The unfortunate return of a potentially fatal virus can be blamed on one thing 

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Nature's Unprecedented Role at the Glasgow UN Climate Summit

Multi-stakeholder collaboration on natural climate solutions can transform climate action

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A Touch of Green

Snapshots from cities creating green spaces and sustainable structures

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Adapting Our Cities to the Future 

Why cities need to plan for climate change now 

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The Glasgow Summit and U.S. Foreign Policy on Climate Change

Domestic politics, not diplomacy, will determine what "America is Back" means for climate change

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Scenes From COP26

The world's major leaders, inspiring activists, even giant puppets—snapshots from the Glasgow climate meeting

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The Art of a Pandemic

COVID-19 street art from around the world

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Closing the Gap on Health-Related Climate Financing

Vulnerable communities need support for health systems as they adapt to climate change

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Revisiting the Origin Story of COVID-19

And why lab security in the age of COVID should be a priority