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New Delhi Declares Pollution Emergency As Toxic Smog Worsens

New York Times: In India, Air So Dirty Your Head Hurts “A toxic cloud has descended on India’s capital, delaying flights and trains, causing coughs, headaches, and even highway pileups, and prompting Indian officials on Wednesday to take the unprecedented step of closing 4,000 schools for nearly a week. Delhi…

Thawing Permafrost In Arctic Region Could Release Old, Unknown Pathogens

The Atlantic: The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change “…[Permafrost], long protected from decomposition by the cold, is finally rotting, and releasing gases into the atmosphere that could quicken the rate of global warming. This matter is also full of pathogens: bacteria and viruses long immobilized by the frost. Many of…

New Delhi Government Urged To Declare Public Health Emergency As Heavy Pollution Worsens

Al Jazeera: Health emergency declared, pollution soars in New Delhi “The Indian capital was enveloped by a shroud of toxic smog on Tuesday, forcing the Indian Medical Association to declare a public health emergency and advised schools to be shut…” (Saberin, 11/7). CNN: Delhi urged to declare emergency after third…

All Countries Should Strive For Balance In Pollution Control Policies

Washington Post: The killer responsible for more yearly deaths than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined Editorial Board “A major study published last month in The Lancet, a British medical journal, found that there is a global killer responsible for more yearly deaths than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined: pollution. ……

G7 Health Ministers Issue Statement On Impact Of Climate Change On Health, Nutrition

Associated Press/ABC News: G-7 health ministers: climatic factors impact health “Group of Seven health ministers have issued a joint statement that says climatic factors impact on human health. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told reporters on Monday that the ministers were able to work out wording acceptable to the United…

Partnerships Vital To Addressing Health Impacts Of Climate Change

UNDP: Partnering for the health of people and planet Nadia Rasheed, team leader for health and development at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub; Mariana Simões, technical specialist for adaptation for the UNDP-USAID Capacity Building Programme on the Economics of Adaptation; and Elena Villalobos, technical officer at the WHO’s Climate Change and…

Air Pollution Poses Global Danger

HuffPost: The Long-Term Dangers of Declining Air Quality Index Tobias Roberts, writer, farmer, and development worker “…Air pollution accounts for over 3 million deaths each year, though hundreds of cities and countries around the world aren’t even monitored. … When people hear of air pollution, we often have images of…

DW Explores Impact Of Climate Change On Vector-Borne Disease Spread

Deutsche Welle: Vector-borne diseases: Climate change’s role in spreading them “…For insects and their viruses, a few degrees of average global warming would probably not make much of a difference. But unusual seasonal weather conditions can. Such events open a window of opportunity for vector-borne diseases – and due to…

UNDP, WFP, Others Partners To Confront Climate Change In Arab Region

UNDP: Confronting climate change as an accelerator of crisis In a blog post, Kishan Khoday, team leader for climate change, disaster risk reduction, and resilience at UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States, and Oscar Ekdahl, program officer for climate change and disaster risk reduction in the Middle East and North…

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