Welcome to a column for those who don’t have time or inclination for Twitter-scrolling.
This week, we link to yet another alarming global report calling for urgent climate action, including the development of warning systems for the inevitable increase in disasters.
As well, we have captured a host of tweets alerting readers to upcoming events, some research wins, public and global health news, and much more.
Rapidly accelerating climate disruption means that no one is safe from disasters such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, extreme storms, wildfires or sea level rise, warns Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in the foreword to a new report, United in Science 2022.
Also writing in the report, Professor Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, says: “The science is unequivocal: we are going in the wrong direction. Greenhouse gas concentrations are continuing to rise, reaching new record highs.”
It is more important than ever that we scale up action on early warning systems to build resilience to current and future climate risks in vulnerable communities, says Taalas.
First Nations peoples’ health and wellbeing
“An important gathering of First Nations women – including specialist experts, researchers, frontline workers and women with lived experience of violence – has called on governments across Australia to ensure First Nations women lead all future efforts to prevent violence against First Nations women and children.” Read the article at The Conversation
Read the article at The Conversation:
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See the CDC statement: United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus
Appointments and upcoming events
See previous editions of #ICYMI, and catch you next week…