Integration of Public Health with Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons Learned and New DirectionsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.971 (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:971
- Ian Roberts, professor of epidemiology and population health (Ian.Roberts@lshtm.ac.uk)
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The global climate is changing, and faster than ever before. The burning of fossil fuels is adding alarmingly to the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which acts as a radiation blanket causing average global temperature to rise and changing the world's climate. We can reasonably expect more droughts, floods, extreme weather events, and for the sea level to rise.
All of these will have significant impacts on human health. Indeed, the World Health Organization has estimated that …