Climate change and human health: present and future risks

  title={Climate change and human health: present and future risks},
  author={A. Mcmichael and R. Woodruff and S. Hales},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • A. Mcmichael, R. Woodruff, S. Hales
  • Published 2006
  • Geography, Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • There is near unanimous scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activity will change Earth's climate. The recent (globally averaged) warming by 0.5 degrees C is partly attributable to such anthropogenic emissions. Climate change will affect human health in many ways-mostly adversely. Here, we summarise the epidemiological evidence of how climate variations and trends affect various health outcomes. We assess the little evidence there is that recent global warming… CONTINUE READING
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