How to Prepare for the Health Effects of Climate Change

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    Adaptation to climate change is likely to reduce expected impacts on health in two ways: firstly, by requiring changes in the roles of health agencies, including planning and response to extreme weather events and surveillance of infectious disease; and secondly, by modifications in non-health sectors, that is, food production, transport, built environment. Who is competent to take these actions? Nobody can state with confidence that they are. However,
    much of the competence and skills that have been applied to previous health challenges can be applied to facilitating a transition to a society adapted to climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Health Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change
    Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and care
    EditorsFiona Adshead
    ISBN (Print)9781849770231
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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