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Health Effects of the Climate Crisis

What is climate change? Is it caused by human activity? Why are health professionals so worried about it?

Human activities have caused approximately 1°C of global warming, above pre-industrial levels. People around the world are already experiencing the effects of this, through extreme weather events, new and re-emerging infectious diseases, food insecurity, sea level rise, impoverishment and armed conflict.

Watch the video above which gives a short definition of climate change and an overview of what its impacts on health are.

For more information and further reading, see the ‘See Also’ section below.

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