Burning fossil fuels

Impact of climate change on health

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Abstract

A recent, sophisticated granular analysis of climate change in the United States related to burning fossil fuels indicates a high likelihood of dramatic increases in temperature, wet-bulb temperature, and precipitation, which will dramatically impact the health and well-being of many Americans, particularly the young, the elderly, and the poor and marginalized. Other areas of the world, where they lack the resources to remediate these weather impacts, will be even more greatly affected. Too little attention is being paid to the impending health impact of accumulating greenhouse gases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Fossil Fuels
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Gases

Keywords

  • Change
  • Climate
  • Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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Burning fossil fuels : Impact of climate change on health. / Sommer, Alfred.

In: International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.10.2016, p. 48-52.

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