All articles related to "climate change":

Heat is a 'silent killer'

In this week’s podcast we explore the health threat posed by severe heat and how our society needs to adapt in the decades ahead.

Instead of beef, try this

Swapping beef for foods like beans, nuts, and peas can benefit people’s health, say experts—and it can help the planet’s health, too. While eating too much red meat has been linked with many chronic diseases, including type 2…

Vegan diet can benefit both health and the environment

There is strong evidence that a plant-based diet is the optimal diet for living a long and healthy life, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition expert Walter Willett. In a January 7, 2019 interview…

Op-ed: McCarthy urges action on a warming climate

Although the latest news on climate change paints a dire picture, Gina McCarthy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that states, cities, and individuals can take action to cut the carbon emissions that are driving…

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How climate change is already harming health

The health effects of climate change are already here, say experts. Hotter temperatures are causing problems ranging from respiratory diseases to heat exhaustion to cognitive issues; extreme weather events are causing direct risks to human lives, the collapse…

Report: Climate change is biggest global health threat

A new report says that climate change represents the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Published in The Lancet, the report said that climate change is already responsible for more heat waves, extreme weather, the spread…

A call for redesigning American streets

In this week’s podcast we’ll explore how America’s streets can be redesigned to benefit bicyclists and pedestrians—and we’ll explain why doing so may even help mitigate the effects of climate change.