The theme of this year’s World Health Day
, observed on April 7, was “Protecting Health From Climate Change.” This World Health Organization report
outlines many of the links between climate change and human health.
Kenya’s post-election strife has decimated its once-thriving nature tourism industry
, reports Reuters. The displacement of hundreds of thousands of people has driven up demand for bush meat, and in the absence of tourism revenues, reserves can no longer afford to pay rangers to protect the wildlife.
Per capita water availability in the Middle East and North Africa will be halved by 2050, estimates the World Bank, so it is critical for governments to address growing water scarcity now
, including making agriculture—which accounts for 85 percent of total water use in the region—more water-efficient.