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Niger President Urges Reduction In Nation’s Birth Rate To Adapt To Climate Change

The Guardian: Niger’s president blames explosive birth rate on ‘a misreading of Islam’ “A misreading of Islam led to Niger’s explosive birth rate, hampering the country’s fight to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its shrinking resources, the country’s president has said. … [Mahamadou] Issoufou claims he has been…

Increased Access To Contraceptives Could Help Ease Climate Threats Related To Population Growth, Population Council Scientists Write In BMJ Paper

Mother Jones: The Climate Change Solution Scientists Have Been Overlooking “Overpopulation is a major contributor to climate change, but according to new research, a solution is lying in plain sight: increased access to effective contraceptives. ‘Global climate change represents a grave threat to the future of human welfare and our…

Various Reports, Experts, Leaders Address Issues Surrounding Nutrition, Climate Change On World Food Day

Associated Press: Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity “…In a message Wednesday for the U.N.’s World Food Day, [Pope] Francis lamented the ‘distorted relationship between food and nutrition’ that he blamed on the world economy’s profit-at-all-cost mentality…” (10/16). Devex: U.N. agencies’ consensus on healthy diet principles…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: Leaders Addressing Global Poverty in Five Ways (Blakeney, 10/12). CBS News: Doctors Without Borders presses Johnson & Johnson to slash price of tuberculosis drug (Cerullo, 10/14). Devex: What could Canada’s Conservatives mean for foreign aid? (Halais, 10/15). Devex: Private sector on a ‘journey’ to engagement with the SDGs…

More News In Global Health

AFP: Iran HIV protests: 300 infections from one needle called ‘statistically inconceivable’ (10/8). Al Jazeera: Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up (al-Attab, 10/9). Associated Press: Save the Children warns of cholera spike in Yemen’s north (10/9). Becker’s Hospital Review: Bill Gates: Funding scientific innovation would end…

Project Syndicate Magazine Special Edition Focuses On Sustainability

Project Syndicate: PS Special Edition Magazine, Fall 2019: Sustainability This special edition of the Project Syndicate magazine, titled Sustainability Comes of Age, “brings together many of the leading voices in all of the domains involved in combating climate change, each addressing specific facets of what amounts to an existential threat”…