Articles

Elsevier,

Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2021, Pages e415–e425.

This Article addresses SDG 3 by modelling the global, regional, and national mortality burden associated with non-optimal ambient temperature between 2000 and 2019. The study used data on 130 million deaths in 43 countries and found that, overall, non-optimal temperatures were associated with 74 excess deaths per 100 000 residents. There was substantial geographical variation in this burden. Overall there was a large decrease in the cold-related excess death ratio, and a moderate increase in the heat-related excess death ratio. The findings could be used in developing preparedness and prevention strategies to reduce weather-related health impacts in the short-term and under longer-term climate change scenarios.
Elsevier,

JAAD International, Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2020, Pages 3-8

Understanding the regional influence of dermatologic disease is critical to developing a concerted and sustained global effort toward reducing this burden. A relationship exists between socioeconomic status and certain dermatoses. Resources should be directed at countries with high disability-adjusted life-years to create influential interventions in the Caribbean.
Elsevier,

EClinicalMedicine, Volume 38, 2021, 100988

This cross-sectional study examined whether levels of soluble Aβ42 are higher in amyloid-positive normal cognition (NC) individuals compared to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) brings together a collection of articles on environmental sustainability in relation to those adverse climate impacts –slow onset events--which unfold gradually over time.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Focusing on losses and damages associated with drought and water scarcity through a review of cases and policies in seven Asian countries, this paper finds evidence of urban droughts leading to significant tangible losses and intangible losses. Reorienting water management policies, adaptation actions, and interventions in urban areas is essential for effective climate adaptation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is also related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into impacts caused by forest degradation and disturbance in the Amazon, which diminish carbon storage and erode ecological integrity, on the vitality of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and Protected Natural Areas (PNAs).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Climate change has accelerated the melting of Himalayan glaciers, with profound impacts on the planetary health realms of the Himalayan region. The complexity has been captured and mapped to explain linkages between melting glaciers and associated planetary health issues to help planning for better planetary health in nine subsystem categories: ecological services, disaster, water security, food security, energy security, livelihood and culture, migration, conflict and public health. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into how droughts are significant climatic drivers of land degradation and affect land degradation-migration dynamics within a larger context of multi-scale interactions of socio-economic, political, demographic, and environmental processes. The study also assesses methods used to identify, measure, and understand migration related to land degradation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This paper reviews the evidence on slow-onset events presented in the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). It provides an overview of the state of the art on the eight types of slow-onset events and helps to identify gaps and challenges in understanding their nature, their impact and effective management approaches. In addition to the main SDGs this article is related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

The study draws from sociological and psychological perspectives on mental health outcomes among survivors of violence and abuse to show how potential for individual transformation is differentially constructed through personal life trajectories and intersectional social relations. Integrating a psychological perspective into climate change and sustainability thinking suggests a more equitable way to think about the individual’s role in societal-scale shifts. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

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