The 2018 #report of the #Lancet #Countdown on #health and #climatechange: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come (Lancet, abstract)

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The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come

Nick Watts, MA,  Markus Amann, PhD, Prof Nigel Arnell, PhD, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, PhD, Kristine Belesova, PhD, Prof Helen Berry, PhD, Timothy Bouley, MD, Maxwell Boykoff, PhD, Prof Peter Byass, PhD, Wenjia Cai, PhD, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, DPhil, Jonathan Chambers, PhD, Meaghan Daly, PhD, Niheer Dasandi, PhD, Prof Michael Davies, PhD, Anneliese Depoux, PhD, Paula Dominguez-Salas, PhD, Paul Drummond, MSc, Prof Kristie L Ebi, PhD, Prof Paul Ekins, PhD, Lucia Fernandez Montoya, MSc, Helen Fischer, PhD, Lucien Georgeson, PhD, Delia Grace, PhD, Prof Hilary Graham, PhD, Ian Hamilton, PhD, Stella Hartinger, Peña PhD, Jeremy Hess, PhD, Ilan Kelman, PhD, Gregor Kiesewetter, PhD, Tord Kjellstrom, PhD, Prof Dominic Kniveton, PhD, Bruno Lemke, PhD, Lu Liang, PhD, Melissa Lott, PhD, Rachel Lowe, PhD, Maquins Odhiambo Sewe, PhD, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Prof Mark Maslin, PhD, Lucy McAllister, PhD, Prof Slava Jankin Mikhaylov, PhD, James Milner, PhD, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, MD, Karyn Morrissey, PhD, Kris Murray, PhD, Maria Nilsson, PhD, Tara Neville, MSc, Tadj Oreszczyn, PhD, Fereidoon Owfi, PhD, Olivia Pearman, MEM, David Pencheon, BM, Steve Pye, MSc, Mahnaz Rabbaniha, PhD, Prof Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, Prof Joacim Rocklöv, PhD, Olivia Saxer, MA, Stefanie Schütte, PhD, Jan C Semenza, PhD, Joy Shumake-Guillemot, DrPH, Rebecca Steinbach, PhD, Meisam Tabatabaei, PhD, Julia Tomei, PhD, Joaquin Trinanes, PhD, Nicola Wheeler, MSc, Prof Paul Wilkinson, FRCP, Prof Peng Gong, PhD †, Prof Hugh Montgomery, MD †, Prof Anthony Costello, FMedSci †

Published: November 28, 2018 / DOI:



The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change was established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the health dimensions of the impacts of, and the response to, climate change.

The LancetCountdown tracks 41 indicators across five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; finance and economics; and public and political engagement.

Keywords: Climate Change; Global Warming; Global Health.


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Giuseppe Michieli

I am an Italian blogger, active since 2005 with main focus on emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza, SARS, antibiotics resistance, and many other global Health issues. Other fields of interest are: climate change, global warming, geological and biological sciences. My activity consists mainly in collection and analysis of news, public services updates, confronting sources and making decision about what are the 'signals' of an impending crisis (an outbreak, for example). When a signal is detected, I follow traces during the entire course of an event. I started in 2005 my blog ''A TIME'S MEMORY'', now with more than 40,000 posts and 3 millions of web interactions. Subsequently I added an Italian Language blog, then discontinued because of very low traffic and interest. I contributed for seven years to a public forum ( in the midst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, I left the site to continue alone my data tracking job.