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.
In Minnesota and Saudi Arabia mask use is 76 percent and 75 percent, respectively
Premature deaths caused by pollution, in 2015
Of the hottest years on record were in last decade
Temperature (°F) in New Delhi amid 2019 heat wave
Health costs from ambient air pollution, trillions
How Does China's Pollution Control Shed Light on Its Pathogen Control?
The zealous pursuit of pollution or pathogen control is built into a top-down, state dominated policy structure
Family Affair: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis
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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