Santosh Vijaykumar –
The majority of a randomised sample of YouTube videos related to climate change showed that they oppose the scientific consensus that it is primarily caused by human activities, a new study has found.
Seth Berkley –
As global temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, so, too, does the frequency and intensity of natural disasters and, with them, the risk of deadly epidemics and endemic disease outbreaks. Yet strengthening primary health care, which is the best defense against such devastation, occupies little space on climate agendas.
Urbanisation cannot be stopped, but this does not excuse governments for failing to address air pollution. With considerable resources and capacity for nationwide policy coordination, China should be leading the way in developing a sustainable approach to urbanisation that can serve as a regional and even global example.
In a first, researchers find that the pharmaceutical industry is a significant contributor to global warming, and is dirtier than the global car industry. Companies with the lowest emissions are also the most profitable.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?