Climate Change Impacts Childhood Malnutrition As Much as Poverty

Climate Change Impacts Childhood Malnutrition As Much as Poverty

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study published last week found that rising global temperatures impact childhood malnutrition at similar rates to poverty, insufficient sanitation, and poor education. The 19-country study, which observed 107,000 children aged 5 and under, reviewed the impact of rainfall and temperature on children’s diet diversity. The findings shocked […]

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Coronavirus: Trump Deflects All Blame, Seeks All Glory

Coronavirus: Trump Deflects All Blame, Seeks All Glory

Yesterday, President Donald Trump suspended funding (pending review) to the World Health Organization for what he perceives to be its inadequate handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious disease experts as the global death toll continued to mount. As CNN explained, “mid swirling questions about whether he downplayed the crisis or ignored warnings from […]

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Climate change increases risk of food-borne illness

Climate change increases risk of food-borne illness

As climate change continues to warm our planet, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that governments around the world must take increased precaution to ensure food safety–something that has not received enough political attention. U.N. agencies and the African Union recently met in Ethiopia at an international food safety conference and made the following statement: […]

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