Climate change

A study to determine the knowledge and attitudes of future physicians in the Cordillera Region of the Philippines towards climate change.
Training future healthcare sustainability leaders in Canada.
The paper investigates the current state of climate-specific healthy literacy in patients and the impact of climate-specific medical advice on patients’ behavior regarding health co-benefits.

The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 4, 2021, 100070

The healthcare industry is the second leading contributor of waste in the United States. This study reports a waste audit to identify key waste generators in an outpatient practice and start immediately reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
A "train the trainer" approach to facilitate incorporation of climate-content into residency curriculum.

The Journal of Climate Change and Health, 2021, 100061

An assessment of personal heat exposure measures and strategies to reduce heat risk.
Presents an overview of the injustice of loss and damage, discusses the complexities and knowledge gaps, and proposes next steps for an interdisciplinary research agenda.

The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, September 2021

An Editorial on the importance of mitigating climate change, in the context of SDGs 3 and 16, calling for urgent governmental action to achieve climate justice.
A Personal View in support of SDGs 1, 2, and 13, describing how use of quantitative data can support targeted interventions for nutrition resiliency and suggesting actions that can help to prevent acute malnutrition in the context of worsening climate and conflict conditions.
BACKGROUND: Many regions of the world are now facing more frequent and unprecedentedly large wildfires. However, the association between wildfire-related PM2·5 and mortality has not been well characterised. We aimed to comprehensively assess the association between short-term exposure to wildfire-related PM2·5 and mortality across various regions of the world. METHODS: For this time series study, data on daily counts of deaths for all causes, cardiovascular causes, and respiratory causes were collected from 749 cities in 43 countries and regions during 2000-16.