Governments must undertake emergency action to rapid reduction of global emissions

Governments must undertake emergency action to rapid reduction of global emissions

Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases. The health risks of increases over 1.5°C are well established. Heat-related mortality among elderly has increased by over 50% in the last 20 years. Recently, health journals across the world simultaneously published an editorial calling for world leaders to take emergency action to limit climate change, […]

Emergency: Climate Crisis!

Emergency: Climate Crisis!The Lancet and 220 Medical Journals Post a Searing EditorialAbout Combating Our Most Urgent Health Crisis: Climate Change Wildfires in California September 5, 2021 — Planet Earth — 44 years ago, The Lancet published the case study of the first coronary angioplasty, performed by Andreas Gruentzig. What then was a minor curiosity has […]

We must urgently prioritise adaptation to address the climate emergency

The recently-published report of Working Group-I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a renewed wakeup call on the urgency of taking action at the global level to address climate change. It has, with more accuracy and confidence, confirmed that at least one degree Celsius of temperature rise compared to pre-industrial level can […]

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for […]

【Bangladesh】Cyclone Amphan Emergency relief project report – Bangladesh

On May 20th 2020, Cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal and caused significant damage in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Peace Winds Japan(PWJ)and its local partner Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) started emergency relief operations in August in Galachipa Upazila of Patuakhali District and Sarankhola Upazila of Bagerhat District. Fishery and fish/shrimp farming are […]