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Climate Change and Health

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Climate change and the impacts on health are being increasingly reported and documented. It is expected that with continued rises in global temperature and greenhouse gas emissions the effects on health will become more widely experienced and extreme. Guest edited by Dr. Jonathan Patz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Dr. Madeleine Thomson (Columbia University), this PLOS Medicine special issue focuses on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies. 

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    Madeleine Thomson
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PLOS Medicine Special Issue
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Climate Change and Health: Call for Papers

Read the original Call For Papers on the Speaking of Medicine blog.

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Confronting Climate Change in the Age of Denial

This PLOS Biology collection features psychologists who explore the challenges & pitfalls of using stories to communicate scientific evidence around climate change, & biologists who set the record straight on the threats facing iconic Arctic mammals.

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Responding to Climate Change

A PLOS Channels global forum for research responding to the impacts of climate change.

Responding to Climate Change
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