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Climate change and public health: a challenge and an opportunity

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“Climate change is the biggest challenge that our civilisation has ever had to face up to.” This was the opening statement from Sir David King when he delivered our inaugural Distinguished Lecture on climate change and planetary health at the …

Flooding and the public's health: looking beyond the short-term

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In the past month, windstorms and flooding have been knocking at our doors more frequently than we would like. Like an unwelcome guest, severe weather brings with it many problems and often ones that are not always easily visible.  It …

Public health in a changing climate

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published its fifth assessment report, confirming the scientific evidence that the climate is indeed changing, and that this change is even more certainly due to human activities than was previously thought. …