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Extreme Environments Bring Decisions to a Head

Extreme Environments Bring Decisions to a Head

Research Just before midnight on 31 July 2008, 29 mountain climbers started their ascent of the world’s second highest mountain, K2 (8,611 metres), on the border between Pakistan and China. Two days later 11 of them were dead, probably as a result of so-called summit fever: the participants were obsessed by their goal, and decided to continue despite the obvious risks.


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Planetary Health Manifesto

Stig Wall, professor of epidemiology and health care research at Umeå University and Director of the Centre for Global Health Research, is a co-author of a new vision for planetary health manifesto published by The Lancet.

Richard Horton, The Lancet

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