The Climate Change and Health News Roundup is your place for all the latest news on the health effects of climate change around the world.
The natural conservatism of science has often led climatologists to be cautious in their pronouncements about global warming.
The weather reports are in. 2012 was the hottest and the most extreme year on record in many places.
United States: "Southwest Faces Looming Threats From Climate Change"
The American Southwest, which is already the hottest and driest region of the nation, is likely to become even hotter and drier in the next few decades thanks in part to the ongoing effects of human-generated greenhouse gases.
United States: "The Extreme Weather Threat That's All Around Us"
This is not a good time to be a climate change denier. After a record-breaking year of dangerous weather in 2012—following a destructive year in 2011—scientific reports are rolling out this month showing extreme weather in the U.S. is on the rise...
What effect will climate change have on health in the Pacific? This is the third of a five-part series in which environment reporter Sarah Clarke sets out to provide answers.
Australia: "Climate Change Affecting Pacific Health"
Given the long term predictions that we will face more hotter days and extreme weather, medical authorities say the implications for human health as a result of climate change are serious.