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President Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord Could Worsen Global Health

Undark: Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could Lead to a Public Health Disaster Robin Lloyd, a contributing editor at Scientific American and author at Undark, a digital science magazine published by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT, writes, “Seven million people died prematurely in 2012 from air pollution…

Trump Administration’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement Will Weaken U.S. Status As Global Development Leader, Experts Say

Devex: Development experts dismayed as U.S. exits Paris climate agreement “Development organizations and environmental groups reacted with dismay to President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the landmark Paris Agreement, warning that the exit would weaken the United States’ standing as a global development leader, and, ultimately, derail crucial progress on…

Environmental Issues Threaten Health, Development Gains, WHO DG Chan Says

Global Health NOW: “The Most Important Endangered Species?” Humans. “Nearly a quarter of all deaths worldwide are linked to environmental issues. That’s 12.6 million deaths every year, according to WHO. ‘Human beings really are the most important endangered species,’ said Margaret Chan, WHO’s outgoing director general. The ‘harsh reality’ is…

Tobacco Production Causes Environmental Damage, Use Threatens Health, Development, WHO Says On World No Tobacco Day

Reuters: Big tobacco leaves huge ecological footprint — WHO “Tobacco growing is causing ‘massive harm’ to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy, and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 5/30). U.N. News Centre: Tobacco’s killer toxins also…

Recognizing Link Between Climate Change, Epidemics Vital To Prevention, Management Of Diseases

Washington Post: Another deadly consequence of climate change: The spread of dangerous diseases Brian Deese, senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and Ronald A. Klain, contributing Washington Post columnist, White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015, and senior adviser to…

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