Climate change presents an unprecedented public health emergency and the global healthcare sector is contributing to the worldwide crisis, argues Jodi Sherman, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine in a commentary published Aug. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- May 29, 2019
Air pollution kills more people than any other environmental cause. The deadly effects include stroke, heart disease and lung cancer. But the tiny toxic particles in dirty air could also be dimming our wits, according to an emerging field of research. Now a new study links early life exposure to haze with impaired memory and poor control of attention by boys and girls.
- May 06, 2019
Paul E. Turner, PhD, Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and professor of microbiology, is one of two Yale faculty members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- March 21, 2019
Beijing Forum - The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All - Values and Order in a Changing World
- March 03, 2019
A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels
- February 25, 2019
A Call to Action: Former Secretary of State Urges Student Engagement in Fight to Stop Climate Change
Speaking to a packed house in Harkness Auditorium, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Yale School of Public Health students and others across the university to use their voices, education and votes to combat climate change, a struggle he described as nothing short of a matter of “life and death.”
- February 19, 2019
Using Flint, Michigan as a test case, a recent Yale research study establishes a link between contaminated water supplies and poor infant health at birth, especially in infants born to economically disadvantaged families.
- February 15, 2019
Citing the need to become more prominent voices in fighting climate change — and ushering in a new green revolution — Hindu climate activists met Feb. 9 to lay out the theological and practical framework for collective action.
- February 14, 2019
Former Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Yale School of Public Heatlh on Friday, February 22, noon to 1:00 p.m., at Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven. Secretary Kerry was instrumental in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement and will speak on climate change policy.
- January 16, 2019
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year the World Health Organization predicted just five years ago. In 2014 the WHO said that climate change will bring with it malaria, diarrhea, heat stress and malnutrition, killing that many more people annually around the world from 2030 to 2050.