Tag: Environmental Pollution

Climate change is the ‘greatest threat’ to global public health — and will be ‘impossible to reverse,’ say 200 medical journals

COVID-19 is not the biggest threat facing humanity. Global warming packs the “greatest threat” to public health, argues an unprecedented joint statement out Tuesday from more than 200 U.S. and international medical journals. The medically-trained editorial staffs of such leading publications as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine and others insist that global leaders must […]

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Just 25 mega cities produce more than half the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions

They only cover 2% of the Earth’s surface, but cities are big contributors to the climate crisis, a new study showed Monday. Megacities in Asia, including Shanghai in China and Tokyo in Japan, were especially important emitters. Yet cities in Europe, Australia and the U.S. had significantly higher per capita emissions than cities in developing […]

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Cutting these emissions by 30% could yield up to $68 billion in health benefits each year

The Big Number:  A 2020 study found that reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30% would yield $21 billion to $68 billion in annual health benefits from cleaner air. What Happened: Health-care risks linked to climate change were among the featured eye-opening dollar figures laid out before lawmakers in separate hearings Thursday, especially as some lawmakers look to […]

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