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Climate Change

Climate Change Opinion Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA EDITORIAL and not those of the American Medical Association. A Continuing Threat to the Health of the World’s Population Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Poverty and war are among the two greatest threats to health lar media. In the current report, Patz et al review the associa- and well-being. In virtually every study, poverty emerges as a tion of climate change with heat-related and respiratory- major risk factor for most diseases. The tragedies of 9/11 and related disorders, infectious diseases, food security, and the current conflicts in the Middle East are painful reminders mental health. The authors also discuss the public perception of the human toll and societal cost of war. Yet poverty and war of climate change and how society must adapt to climate are seldom addressed by most national and international medi- change to mitigate some of its effects. cal organizations. They have generally focused on the ad- Should physicians be concerned about climate change and vancement of science, public and individual health, access to its associated effects on health or is it outside the remit of medi- care, and more recently the importance http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Climate Change

Abstract

Opinion Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA EDITORIAL and not those of the American Medical Association. A Continuing Threat to the Health of the World’s Population Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Poverty and war are among the two greatest threats to health lar media. In the current report, Patz et al review the associa- and well-being. In virtually every study, poverty emerges as a tion of climate change with heat-related and respiratory- major...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2014.13094
pmid
25244258
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Abstract

Opinion Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA EDITORIAL and not those of the American Medical Association. A Continuing Threat to the Health of the World’s Population Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Poverty and war are among the two greatest threats to health lar media. In the current report, Patz et al review the associa- and well-being. In virtually every study, poverty emerges as a tion of climate change with heat-related and respiratory- major risk factor for most diseases. The tragedies of 9/11 and related disorders, infectious diseases, food security, and the current conflicts in the Middle East are painful reminders mental health. The authors also discuss the public perception of the human toll and societal cost of war. Yet poverty and war of climate change and how society must adapt to climate are seldom addressed by most national and international medi- change to mitigate some of its effects. cal organizations. They have generally focused on the ad- Should physicians be concerned about climate change and vancement of science, public and individual health, access to its associated effects on health or is it outside the remit of medi- care, and more recently the importance

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 15, 2014

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