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Climate change is the next frontier in public health — and our century’s biggest threat to wellness. Human activities are making the atmosphere warmer. This means that extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent, which is bad news for our physical and mental health.

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What the corporate climate lobby means for your health

  • South Africa’s energy CEOs say they’re committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions while keeping the grid going and maintaining profit margins and jobs.
  • But with deep pockets and easy access to decision-makers, big corporates could easily tip climate change policy in their favour.
  • That’s why lobbying should be transparent — and why you need to know what it’s all about.
  • The second edition of our monthly newsletter about how climate change impacts our health will help you make sense of what’s true and what’s spin — for insightful dinner conversations. Sign up for Tanya Pampalone’s short takes of news, research and resources to help you take action.

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Tanya Pampalone is Bhekisisa's business development consultant. Pampalone is the former managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, executive editor of the Mail & Guardian and head of partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa. Now a communications, strategy and fundraising consultant, she works with non-profit and mission-driven media groups in San Francisco and Johannesburg.