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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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Life in Plastic

A look at how microplastics are infiltrating our oceans, air, and bodies

Confronting an Invisible Enemy in Ukraine

The insidious march of infectious diseases during war 

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China's Attack on a Top Industrial Health Hazard

How China is bringing the devastating lung disease pneumoconiosis to its knees

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Heat, Dust, Fever

India's climate adaptation plan for health should reflect regional and national needs

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Why Health Systems Need a Climate Reckoning

Tackling waste, CO2 emissions, and energy consumption in medicine

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Rising from the Ashes

An interview with Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego

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Climate Change and Global Surgery

Access to surgical care doesn't have to harm the environment and future generations

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Indigenous Land Guardianship Around the World 

An interview with conservationist and Nia Tero founder Peter Seligmann 

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A New Era of Climate Action Calls for Climate Doctors

Educating this generation of physicians in climate resilience is critical

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How Athens Plans to Beat the Heat

An interview with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on how Europe's oldest capital will deal with rising temperatures

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Indonesia: Why Planetary Health Should Be on the Menu for the G20 Chair

President Joko Widodo has the opportunity to champion a "planetary health" approach

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Amplifying Indigenous Knowledge

The podcast "Seedcast" launches its second storytelling season

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The Tangled Problem of Sugarcane Burning in Thailand

Agricultural burning is causing dangerously high air pollution levels, but stopping it is complicated

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Every Breath We Take

Air pollution is a pernicious threat linked to millions of deaths each year