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.
What to do About Type 2
Aging, obesity, and poor diet are driving the diabetes epidemic worldwide—and so is air pollution
Weathering the Sahel
The overuse of land packs a punch that promises to get worse over time
Wildfires, Air Quality, and the Risk of Lung Diseases
Respiratory diseases caused by invisible "PM2.5" particles released by wildfires are a significant health risk to people