Climate change



The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 4, 2021, 100048

This exploratory study examines parental opinions about receiving climate change information at their child's checkup.

The Lancet Microbe, Volume 2, Issue 9, 2021, Page e415,

This Editorial highlights the relationship between climate change, fires, floods and infectious diseases.
Advocating for green and sustainable conferences.

The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 4, 2021,100043

An assessment of personal heat exposure measures and strategies to reduce heat risk.
Educating the leaders of tomorrow is an essential part of a sustainable future.
A Personal View in support of SDGs 13 and 16, discussing the promise and limitations of framing climate change as a human health issue to create greater impact on policy makers and to accelerate the shift from evidence to policy action.
Background: Associations between high and low temperatures and increases in mortality and morbidity have been previously reported, yet no comprehensive assessment of disease burden has been done. Therefore, we aimed to estimate the global and regional burden due to non-optimal temperature exposure. Methods: In part 1 of this study, we linked deaths to daily temperature estimates from the ERA5 reanalysis dataset.
Heating and cooling in buildings account for nearly 20% of energy use globally. The goal of heating and cooling systems is to maintain the thermal comfort of a building's human occupants, typically by keeping the interior air temperature at a setpoint. However, if one could maintain the occupant's thermal comfort while changing the setpoint, large energy savings are possible.

Energy Policy, Volume 155, August 2021

Nuclear power's contribution to climate change mitigation is and will be very limited. Currently nuclear power avoids 2–3% of total global GHG emissions per year. According to current planning this value will decrease even further until 2040. A substantial expansion of nuclear power will not be possible. Given its low contribution, a complete phase-out of nuclear energy is feasible.
Elsevier, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021
The direct conversion of methane to methanol is very promising to achieve a decarbonized future but remains a great challenge. The electrochemical activation and partial oxidation of methane to methanol are highly attractive to enable the direct conversion in a sustainable and decentralized way. In this review, we present an overview of the main strategies that have allowed to gain mechanistic insight into the electrochemical activation of methane.