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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Climate Change and Public Health

Sugerido pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinart Azambuja

Climate Change and Public Health Factsheets

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Climate Change and Public Health

What is climate change?

Climate change refers to any significant long term change in current normal climate conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, extreme weather events, snow cover and sea level rise. There is a clear scientific consensus that the world's climate is changing, largely as a result of human activities, and that this will bring about changes in weather conditions and other natural systems. Although the specific impacts will vary depending on the region of Canada in which you live, in general climate change is anticipated to result in generally warmer temperatures, shorter and milder winters, longer and hotter summers, more frequent and/or more intense severe weather events such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, floods and droughts.

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