Science narrative : climate change impacts on the health of Canadians / Office of the Chief Science Officer.: HP5-122/2017E-PDF

"There is considerable science-based evidence that the global climate is changing, with increasing overall temperatures, increasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and altered patterns of precipitation. The Lancet Commission (2015) speaks to the many and serious impacts of climate change on health, and how addressing these could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. Extreme weather events and increased climate variability associated with climate change exacerbate current public health challenges globally, and present new risks to populations. For Canada, various effects of climate change play a significant compounding factor that negatively affects the health and resilience of vulnerable communities."--Executive Summary, p. 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Public Health Agency of Canada.
Title Science narrative : climate change impacts on the health of Canadians / Office of the Chief Science Officer.
Variant title Climate change impacts on the health of Canadians
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "April 2017."
"Protecting and empowering Canadians to improve their health."--Cover.
Issued also in French under title: Exposé des faits scientifiques : les incidences des changements climatiques sur la santé de la population canadienne.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Ottawa : Public Health Agency of Canada, 2017.
Description iv, 29 p. : photos
ISBN 978-0-660-08106-9
Catalogue number
  • HP5-122/2017E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number Pub.: 170000
Subject terms Climate change
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