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From advocacy to action: projecting the health impacts of climate change

Nissan, Hannah and Conway, Declan (2018) From advocacy to action: projecting the health impacts of climate change. PLoS Medicine, 15 (7). e1002624. ISSN 1549-1277

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Identification Number: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002624


Mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions has many measurable co-benefits for public health and remains a priority (Haines et al., 2009). However, recognition that climate change is already underway has led to an increasing focus on adaptation. Studies projecting the impacts of future climate change on health date back to the late 1980s and their number has grown substantially in recent years. Climate change impact assessments generally use the output of global climate models (GCMs). Here we profile, and suggest means for addressing, challenges associated with the use of GCM projections and impact studies to inform adaptation.

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Additional Information: © 2018 the Author(s)
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 11:43
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 23:01
Projects: ES/K006576/1
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Columbia University, UK Fulbright Commission

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