Climate Change

Discussion: Climate change and a deepening global health crisis


Climate change is driving extreme weather events across the globe and exacerbating health conditions and disparities. The World's Environment Editor and Correspondent Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School's Renee Salas, who explored the deepening crisis at the intersection of climate change and health.

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Chaos in Kabul as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

Top of The World: The Taliban swept into Kabul on Sunday, installing itself in the presidential palace after taking over one provincial capital after another with shocking speed. For many Afghans, the widespread uncertainty gripping Afghanistan has led to a desperate rush to escape the country. Also, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti has left more than 1,200 people dead with thousands of homes and other buildings reduced to rubble.

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Taliban takes over three more Afghan provincial capitals

Top of The World: The Taliban has taken control of three more Afghan provincial capitals. And, deadly wildfires are ravaging villages and the forest in Kabyle, a mountainous region east of Algiers, Algeria’s capital. A court in China has sentenced Canadian entrepreneur and former diplomat Michel Spavor to 11 years in prison for espionage.

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Head of Myanmar military declares himself prime minister

Top of The World: A top general of Myanmar’s military declared himself the country’s prime minister on Sunday. And, wildfires have ravaged Turkey, Greece and elsewhere on the continent as a heat wave continues baking southeast Europe. Also, dozens of lawmakers in Malaysia were blocked by police on Monday from protesting a two-week lockdown of the country’s Parliament.