CNN: Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk

A new study sheds light on the possible mental health implications of climate change. GHI Director Jonathan Patz also pointed to separate research showing how students living in hotter temperatures due to not having air conditioning during a heat wave performed more poorly on cognitive tests compared with their peers who lived in air-conditioned spaces during a heat wave.

PLOS Collections: Climate Change and Health

During July PLOS Medicine is publishing a special issue on climate change and health guest edited by GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Columbia University’s Madeleine Thomson. The issue focuses on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies.