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Children 2015, 2(4), 412-423;

Climate Change and Children’s Health: A Commentary

The Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, P.O. Box 855, West Perth 6872, Australia
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Academic Editor: Sari Acra
Received: 21 August 2014 / Revised: 10 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2015 / Published: 15 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of Climate Change on Child Health)
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This commentary describes the likely impacts on children's health and wellbeing from climate change, based on the solid science of environmental child health. It describes likely climate change scenarios, why children are more vulnerable than older people to these changes, and what to expect in terms of diseases (e.g., infections, asthma) and problems (e.g., malnutrition, mental illness). The common antecedents of climate change and other detrimental changes to our society mean that in combatting them (such as excessive consumption and greed), we may not only reduce the harmful effects of climate change but also work towards a better society overall—one that values its children and their futures. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; child health and wellbeing; global warming; wicked problems; capitalism climate change; child health and wellbeing; global warming; wicked problems; capitalism

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