A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Climate change isn’t bad for everyone – disease-carrying mosquitoes may be heading for a heyday

  • Mosquito-spread diseases claim millions of lives each year and remain an economic drag on poor countries. And, despite years of efforts to eradicate the insects, environmental mismanagement may be making humans more vulnerable

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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
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Schoolgirls wade through floodwaters in Pampanga, north of the Philippine capital of Manila, in October last year. Climate-related disasters wreck livelihoods and often force poor parents to take children out of school, entrenching poverty. Photo: AFP
Kaveh Zahedi
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Kaveh Zahedi

Climate disaster help urgently needed for Asia-Pacific’s poor and vulnerable communities

  • The region suffers from more intense and frequent climate-related flooding, heatwaves and cyclones, leaving the poorest bearing the brunt of it
  • The Climate Action Summit can help to build disaster resilience, or decades of poverty reduction and developmental gains will be lost

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Schoolgirls wade through floodwaters in Pampanga, north of the Philippine capital of Manila, in October last year. Climate-related disasters wreck livelihoods and often force poor parents to take children out of school, entrenching poverty. Photo: AFP
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