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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1018-1035; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031018

Climate Change and Health in British Columbia: Projected Impacts and a Proposed Agenda for Adaptation Research and Policy

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Department of Geography, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8W 3R4, Canada
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University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada
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Department of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
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Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
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Received: 19 January 2010 / Revised: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 11 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Climate Change and Human Health Impacts and Adaptation)
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Abstract

This is a case study describing how climate change may affect the health of British Columbians and to suggest a way forward to promote health and policy research, and adaptation to these changes. After reviewing the limited evidence of the impacts of climate change on human health we have developed five principles to guide the development of research and policy to better predict future impacts of climate change on health and to enhance adaptation to these change in BC. We suggest that, with some modification, these principles will be useful to policy makers in other jurisdictions. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; British Columbia; health; adaptation climate change; British Columbia; health; adaptation
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Ostry, A.; Ogborn, M.; Bassil, K.L.; Takaro, T.K.; Allen, D.M. Climate Change and Health in British Columbia: Projected Impacts and a Proposed Agenda for Adaptation Research and Policy. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1018-1035.

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