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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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🌟Highlights from a recent report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health:
🏭 Pollution caused nearly nine million deaths in 2019,or about one in six deaths worldwide.
🏭 Noxious air killed 1.67 million Indians in 2019,or 18 % of all fatalities.
🏭Low and middle income countries are the most affected.
🏭Of the 9 million deaths worldwide due to pollution, 6.67 million are due to air pollution alone in 2019.
🏭Water pollution is responsible for 1.36 million deaths worldwide in 2019.
🏭Lead has contributed to 9 lakh premature deaths.
🏭 Excess deaths due to pollution have caused an economic loss of $4.6 trillion in 2019, equating to 6.2% of the total global economic output.
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"Poetry...cannot be copied. It’s an artifact of introspection that can only be mastered by our species. There is no superhuman way to write poems because we write them by virtue of being what a computer isn’t: human." -- Carmine Starnino @cstarnino…
Origin of life theory involving RNA–protein hybrid gets new support…
#LifeOrigins, #RNAProtein, #AminoAcids
Poetry & digital personhood by Carmine Starnino | The New Criterion…
#ArtificialIntelligence, #MachineLearning, #DigitalPersonhood, #ArtFuture
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Today, @AsthmaIreland made a public statement in support of Minister @EamonRyan's proposed Solid Fuel Regulations. We called on all parties to support the regulations in a bid to end the 1,300 premature deaths caused annually by fine particle emissions from burning solid fuels.
The new regulations would ban smoky coal and wet wood, and prohibiting the commercial sale of sod turf, will save lives, but provide for continued turf extraction by those with turbary rights and distribution within small communities. @Dept_ECC
Air pollution can cause as well as exacerbate #chronicillness like #COPD, #asthma, heart disease and #stroke, #cancer, #diabetes and #dementia. Irish clinical research also links spikes in air pollution with increased hospital admissions for asthma and heart disease @roinnslainte
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With relatively little research available on the impact of #AirPollution on women’s reproductive health, or the different ways in which men and women are exposed, the issue has mostly slipped under their radar.

By @dishashetty20
#AirPollution | Evidence is clear that air pollution is linked to higher rates of miscarriages, pregnancy complications and stillbirths, affecting women’s reproductive health.

By @dishashetty20
#Pollution levels are significantly higher in much of the developing world.

It is worst in South Asia, where in 2021, 18 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities were spread across the Indo-Gangetic plain in India and Pakistan.

By @dishashetty20
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Using cleaner cooking fuel/technology is about #accessibility, #affordability and so much more. It’s interesting to see the related equivalence and disparity between developed/advanced and low- and middle-income countries (#LMICs). #AirPollutionEquity #EnergyEquity 1/n
This .@nytimes article by .@MelissaClark brings back memories from the field work I had done for my household #AirPollution (#HAP) research in India🇮🇳 in the states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. 2/n…
People from #GlobalNorth in this .@nytimes article differs largely from the ones I had interviewed in India🇮🇳#GlobalSouth – demography, socio-economic conditions, education, housing, privilege, etc. but at some point, the thought process of both align. 3/n
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Government has published proposals for new #nature targets. It's good to see the 2030 #StateofNature target to halt #wildlife decline recognised as an apex goal. Thanks to all who campaigned with us.

But overall the proposals aren't yet strong enough:…
In particular, on biodiversity, the long-term target for wildlife (10% increase on 2030 baseline by 2042) could see species abundance *lower* in 20 years' time than it is today.

That's not in line with the Government's 25 Year Plan promise to pass on #nature in better condition.
There's no target for the condition of SSSIs, despite the previous promise (below) that 75% will be in good condition by 2042.

The target for 500k hectares of habitat creation/restoration is a gross figure and does not take account of net losses, so we could see overall loss.
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Burning of biomass fuel for cooking and heating purposes results in household #AirPollution (#HAP), which have adverse health impacts. We need strong voices and concerted efforts to take measures for HAP exposure reduction #AirPollutionEquity 1/n
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Highlights and publication links from my own research on #HouseholdAirPollution and #health impacts in India🇮🇳, Nigeria🇳🇬and USA🇺🇸
.@cleancooking .@waqsouthasia .@UofC_CGH .@CPCB .@ISEE_global .@momsforcleanair .@WBPCB #WomenInSTEM #globalhealth #epitwitter #AcademicTwitter 2/n
Increased particulate matter pollution results in ⬆️prevalence of hypertension, platelet hyperactivity, and ⬆️oxidized low-density lipoprotein and anticardiolipin antibody, showing higher risk of cardiovascular diseases among underprivileged women 3/n…
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Our panel of three environmental activists at #GPC22 is starting now👇
We kick off with @lilyfitzg2 - one of the founders of @bristolYS4C and Bristol's youngest councillor - who lays out the work of the Bristol climate strikers throughout 2019 - from focusing on airport expansion to calling for general strikes
@lilyfitzg2 @bristolYS4C The climate strikers then organised around Bristol-specific demands:
1. #GreenNewDeal for Bristol
2. A 2-term limit for mayors to achieve carbon neutrality
3. Get Bristol's #airpollution to/below legal limit
4. Free bus travel for under 21s
5. Pedestrianising some city roads
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1/n 📢🧵: The @IPCC_CH launched their new report (WG2-AR6) this week, exploring the impacts of #climate risks, #adaptation & vulnerability. Here are some insights on the key takeaways for #India.🇮🇳🌏♻️
#ClimateReport #IPCC #IPCCReport
🔗Read Asia Ch. 10 ➡️ Image
2/n #India🇮🇳 is at risk of multiple #climaticrisks, many of which are accelerating in frequency & intensity. Rising temp.🌡️are likely to cause severe heat stress in summer, esp. in cities where temp.🌡️can be more than 2℃ warmer than the surroundings due to heat island effects. Image
3/n Extreme rainfall events are projected to lead to more frequent #flooding in settlements near vulnerable rivers & flood risks across the country will become more frequent & severe. Higher than 🌏 mean sea level rise for #Asia’s coasts exposes 🇮🇳’s large coastal population. Image
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Covid Update - Hope, Knowledge, Compassion & Courage during Covid

(🚨See 19‼️)

3 CDC,WHO🌐 #⃣
4 AAP#⃣
6 Community Transmission
8 🧀Layers
9 🦠Air
11 🧀Vent
12 🧀Filter
13 🌐 Air Pollution
19 🌐Omicron🧙‍♀️🦠🚨
22&23 Long Covid Image
2/🧵 Image


410.6M🌎🦠Cases🚨1.7M last 24hrs🚨

Our World in Data -🇺🇸🇨🇦etc.(👼🕯️by country)
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🧵 #NoPlaceLikeHome

There's No Place Like Home - Covid Update
for Feb 15, 2022

A thread of Hope, Knowledge, Compassion and Courage
during Covid

410.6M🌎🦠Cases 🚨1.7M last 24hrs🚨

Our World in Data -🇺🇸🇨🇦etc.(👼🕯️by country)
🔗 - to select country
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"It’s a pleasure to welcome our friends from the Palais back to WHO.
The last time we hosted you, in July last year, none of us could have imagined that almost 18 months later, we would still be in the grip of the pandemic."-@DrTedros, media briefing for Geneva-based journalists
"More than 3.3 million people have lost their lives to #COVID19 this year – more deaths than from HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined in 2020.
And still, COVID-19 continues to claim around 50,000 lives every week."-@DrTedros
"That’s not to mention the unreported deaths, and the millions of excess deaths caused by disruptions to essential health services."-@DrTedros
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#SupremeCourt to hear PIL filed by a 17 year old college student Adity Dubey on the alarming levels of #AirPollution in Delhi.

Sr Adv Vikas Singh: Milords things are now better, these things would require hearing in regard to stubble burning and standards for Delhi needs to be ammended.

Court: Yesterday, there was one from the commission.
Where is SG? Mr Vikas Singh is saying improvement in condition.
SG Tushar Mehta: I don't know whether Mr Vikas Singh telling this on behalf of Aditya Dubey the petitioner or the builders association.

Court to SG: We are not going to here all the IAs, they'll give a copy to you please take a call.
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The charming story of two boxes, a planning application, how two shops become one, pavements became parking, and what happened.
Let's roll back the years and meet our heroic boxes in 2008!
@SW_Londoner @tootingnewsie
#GarrattLane #Earlsfield @wandbc @wandsworthnews
Let's skate on a bit on to 2015, the boxes have been bopped maybe as a result of the pavement/parking. The boxes look a bit edgy. The road is oily. The pavement is wider than before though, just in case social distancing is invented.
Londis has closed down, no longer seven days a week.
A black bag lurks.
The yellow line stutters uncertainly.
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@DrTedros "The #COVID19 pandemic is a vivid reminder of just how important the simple act of breathing is to life.

Nobody should die from breathing.

And yet every year, an estimated 7 million people worldwide die because they inhale polluted air"-@DrTedros at the #CleanAirEU Forum
"Several hundred thousand of these deaths occur in @WHO_Europe Region. Almost everyone around the world lives in areas where the air contains high levels of harmful and dangerous pollutants"-@DrTedros #CleanAirEU
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'Situation so bad, we are wearing masks even at home,' says the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana as the Supreme Court begins hearing a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Problem is incentivisation. If you are not giving incentives to farmers for alternatives, then things cannot change. Enforcement cannot happen just like that," says Justice DY Chandrachud on #StubbleBurning as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Become fashion for every government to bash #farmers; emergency situation right now and needs immediate measures," says Justice Surya Kant as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
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Supreme Court special bench headed by CJI NV Ramana to hear a plea by 17-year-old Delhi student Aditya Dubey concerning rising levels of air pollution in Delhi
#SupremeCourt #AirPollution
The top court had earlier directed the centre to take steps and Delhi government to file an affidavit in this regard.

Hearing to commence at 10.30 am today

#SupremeCourt #AirPollution @ArvindKejriwal @CPCB_OFFICIAL
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BREAKING: Neglecting #AirPollution costs the Philippines $87 billion in healthcare, lives lost, and income loss every year

📌20 yrs after the passing of the PH Clean Air Act, our report with @icsc_ph finds that full implementation is urgently needed…
@icsc_ph Approximately 66,000 premature deaths every year are linked to air pollution in the #Philippines

Meeting the new WHO guidelines - which the Act benchmarks to - could halve these health impacts and reduce economic costs to a third
@icsc_ph 🏭Stationary and 🚗mobile emissions have increased, but standards to control pollution have not kept up with international best practices

📊Sufficient local pollution data is only available for 30% of the population
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#AirPollution – Beyond Ideologies

Global Disease Burden Study, 2019

16.7 lakh deaths in this country was attributed to air pollution (ambient and indoor) in 2019 – roughly every 1 in 6 deaths recorded.

Between 1990 and 2019, there was drastic decrease in the deaths due to indoor air pollution but in the same period, a significant increase in deaths due to ambient air Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) and Ozone (tropospheric) pollution was seen.

North Indian States like Punjab,Haryana,UP,Bihar(and Delhi) have very high levels of PM 2.5 exposures. Almost, 2 to 5 times (or even more) than the North-East NE and South Indian States.

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My #CivilDisobediencce against those trying to ban #Crackers and Fireworks!
Hyderabad revolts against u!
India revolts against u!🔥💥
Anyone who thinks that Crackers r a cause of Air Pollution - U r either brainwashed or a fool! Whosoever u may be! Disagree? call me 4 a debate!
Overwhelmed by all the love & support shown by everyone. #Grateful.
While everyone is appreciating the video, let me take this opportunity to share 3 imp writeups on the issue which gv u more than enough data to answer any query related to #Crackers & #Pollution
These r
1. Scientific evidence declaring #Crackers #NotGuilty of the crime of #AirPollution…
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#COP26 is happening now in Glasgow.

WHO urges world leaders to set ambitious commitments if they are to sustain a healthy & green recovery from the #COVID19 pandemic.

☎️ Will you take the #ClimateAction call❓

🥵 Heat waves
🌊 floods
🍂 droughts

are taking thousands of lives, forcing displacement, and exacerbating food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition.

#ClimateCrisis is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. #COP26
#ClimateChange puts the 🌏🌍🌎 at risk from

🔸air pollution
🔸extreme weather
🔸forced displacement
🔸food insecurity
🔸pressures on mental health

Around 1⃣3⃣ million people die each year due to environmental factors. #COP26
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Have you read the @LancetCountdown’s new report on health and climate change? Check out @UHF_groups’ key takeaways 🧵👇
1) Climate change is impacting weather, #ecosystems, and human systems. This poses a threat to human #health. For example, young children, older people, and marginalized communities are more susceptible to health risks associated with high temperatures and #heatwaves.
2) High temperatures can reduce the frequency and duration of physical activity. Without #exercise, people are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other #NCDs.
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