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Nature, 14 May 2024

Talking about climate change and health

Nature Climate Change Contents: Volume 14 Issue 5

In this Issue:
  • Editorial
  • Correspondence
  • Comment
  • Q&A
  • Viewpoint
  • Feature
  • Research Highlights
  • News & Views
  • Policy Brief
  • Perspectives
  • Articles
  • Analysis
  • Amendments & Corrections

The climate crisis is also an urgent and ongoing health crisis with diverse human impacts leading to physical, mental and cultural losses. Translating knowledge into action involves broad collaboration, which relies heavily on careful communication of a personal and politicized issue.

Against a backdrop of reported historical peaks in monthly temperatures, the past months have seen increasing visibility of the issue of climate change health, as several institutions have pushed awareness, research and action to limit the effects that warming has on human health. These include the inaugural Declaration on Climate and Health at COP28, the publication of the report Quantifying the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health1 by the World Economic Forum, and a pledge of £23 million by the Wellcome Trust to support transdisciplinary research to protect human health from climate change.