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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1018-1035; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031018
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Climate Change and Health in British Columbia: Projected Impacts and a Proposed Agenda for Adaptation Research and Policy

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Received: 19 January 2010; in revised form: 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.
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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Ostry A, Ogborn M, Bassil KL, Takaro TK, Allen DM. Climate Change and Health in British Columbia: Projected Impacts and a Proposed Agenda for Adaptation Research and Policy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(3):1018-1035.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ostry, Aleck; Ogborn, Malcolm; Bassil, Kate L.; Takaro, Tim K.; Allen, Diana M. 2010. "Climate Change and Health in British Columbia: Projected Impacts and a Proposed Agenda for Adaptation Research and Policy." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 3: 1018-1035.



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