Climate change, its impact on human health in the Arctic and the public health response to threats of emerging infectious diseases

Parkinson, Alan J.; EvengÄrd, Birgitta
January 2009
Global Health Action;2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p88
Academic Journal
The article discusses the impact of climate change on the health of indigenous people in the Arctic region. It says that the Arctic temperature has increased about three times faster compared with the other places in the Northern Hemisphere, which is expected to continue and will result to accelerated loss of sea and land ice and high rises of sea level. It states that the climate change, which already affects the local communities, brings direct health threats including morbidity and mortality.


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