Because it’s a day that ends with y, we’re learning of yet another threat unchecked climate change poses. Inexorable rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns due to climate change could depress the living standards of nearly half of South Asians by 2050.
The monsoon season can be a matter of life and death for people in South Asia. On the one hand, its rains nourish crops that feed millions. On the other, floods and landslides can create deadly hazards, as evidenced by what’s going on in northeast India and Bangladesh right now.
High temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-80s this week in New York, and I’m dreading it. But I have a plan to stay cool: just thinking of how much hotter it is in Pakistan, which is in the middle of a blistering heat wave.
More humans are having their genomes sequenced than ever before, but, as with most new technologies, DNA sequencing has not been equitably dispersed. The vast majority of people who have had their DNA sequenced are of European descent.
Around the world, 24.2 million more people became homeless last year—and disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes, and tsunamis are to primarily blame.