Press Release
Jan 14, 2024
Antibiotic resistance and climate change

It would not be an understatement to say that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and climate change each have the power in their own right to significantly disrupt life as we currently know and experience it. Together, their potential impact is likely to be magnified exponentially, in ways that are as yet not well understood and difficult to predict.

Both of these threats to modern-day society are complex, not least because they encompass tensions between large scale, interrelating systems, including human behaviour.  

Find more detail here in Carissa Wong’s article in Nature from 8 January 2024 about advances in our understanding of how microbes might be evolving in response to climate change-related shifts, and for an outline of some of the innovative and pragmatic approaches to how AMR is being studied in real-world, climate change-impacted situations.

Your thoughts on this not-so-slowly, but definitely surely evolving convergence of conditions are welcome.

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