This paper, published by the Bulletin of the WHO, asks what policymakers can do to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change on human health.

Climate change poses a diverse array of health risks — from more extreme weather events to shifts in disease dynamics — that will likely be concentrated in the world's poorest nations. The impacts are potentially huge, say the authors — many of the biggest global killers, including malaria, are sensitive to climatic conditions.

But, argue the authors, many of the predicted impacts could be avoided through public health interventions in the short-term, and adaptation in health-related sectors such as agriculture and water management in the longer term.

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09-Sep-09
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