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Learn more about Climate Change and Health linkages

Climate Change and Health fact sheet

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Climate Terminology for Health Practitioners

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between weather and climate?

What is the international consensus on the science of climate and health?

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Provides more recent information: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Chapter 8

What are the major challenges for scientists studying climate change and health linkages?

What are the major health impacts of climate extremes?

How does climate change affect infectious disease patterns?

How much excess disease can climate change cause?

Can stratospheric ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation affect health?

What methods do countries use to estimate how climate may affect health conditions?

How can countries monitor their health effects to see if climate change is affecting them?

What can be done to protect populations from climate impacts? What is Adaptation?

How to develop policy responses to climate change?

What types of climate related activities does WHO support for action?

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