publication . Article . 2017

The Health Impacts of Climate Change: Getting Started on a New Theme

Kristie L. Ebi; Madeleen Helmer; Jari Vainio;
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  • Published: 02 Aug 2017
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Climate change is widely acknowledged as a key global challenge for the 21st century, and is projected to significantly affect population health and human well-being. All of the climate change-related changes in weather patterns will affect human health, from boosting mental well-being to mortality from largescale disasters. Human health can be affected both directly and indirectly.</jats:p><jats:p>For various reasons, the health sector has been slow in responding to the projected health impacts of climate change. To effectively prepare for and cope with climate change impacts, public health must move from a focus on surv...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organsskin and connective tissue diseases
free text keywords: Emergency, Emergency Medicine, Climate change, Development economics, Human health, Environmental health, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, medicine, Population health, Political science, Political economy of climate change, Weather patterns, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Extreme weather
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