Jorge Sampaio, Chair of the Grand Jury of the Prize, has emphasized the broad consensus of this choice and pointed out “the way Greta Thunberg has been able to mobilize younger generations for the cause of climate change and her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists, makes her one of the most remarkable figures of our days”.
WaPo: Some drugs, taken when it’s hot, can provoke serious, sometimes life-threatening reactions. These include drugs widely used for many common conditions, including blood pressure, asthma, depression and allergies, among others. When the temperature rises, they can impair the body’s ability to cope with heat. ... “Heat waves are getting worse with climate change,” Bernstein says. “We need to be mindful when medications mix with heat. Too much heat can make an otherwise safe and effective drug dangerous.” ...
MORE FUNDING, please.
Few studies have examined the dangerous interaction between drugs and heat, and experts say more are needed. “Due to the lack of research in the field, it is impossible to estimate the scale of the problem,” Zhang says. “However, it is for sure that climate change will bring more health problems due to medications. Older people will be especially vulnerable because they usually take more than one drug.” ...
Bernstein agrees on the need for more research. “We would be able to do much more in terms of adjusting and advice if we spent a little more time and money figuring this out,” he says.
Groups receiving substantial PPP loans include the Center for Biological Diversity ($2-5 million), 350.org ($1-2 million), Food & Water Watch ($2-5 million), Friends of the Earth ($1-2 million), and the National Wildlife Federation, with a loan of between $5-10 million. Other groups with a record of resisting energy development and infrastructure construction, including Earthworks, the Rainforest Action Network, WildEarth Guardians, and Oil Change International, received smaller loans of between $150,000 and $1 million.
Many of these green groups actively lobbied Congress to pass the CARES Act while they also tried to stop relief being directed toward the energy industry.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: "Climate change is making the world more dangerous. NATO’s task is to preserve peace and keep us safe. So to fulfill our main responsibility, NATO must help to curb climate change for our security today and for the security of future generations."
"I have been passionate about climate change all of my life. My first job in government was as Deputy Environment Minister, and I had the privilege of serving as UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Now, as NATO Secretary General, it is my responsibility to address the threat climate change poses to our shared security. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time."