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Climate change may be due to natural external factors, such as changes in the emission of solar radiation or slow changes in the earth's orbital elements, natural internal processes of the earth's climate system, anthropogenic forcing, such as an. Climate change is already having an impact on health: there has been an increase in the number of heat-related deaths in some regions and a decrease in cold-related deaths in others we are already seeing changes in the distribution of some water-borne illnesses and disease vectors. Climate change does not just imply a gradual change in climate - although the changes may indeed be gradual and subtle - the long term effects are far more drastic these effects have the power to negatively affect the health and wealth of a nation considerably. The impact of climate change on water, sanitation, and diarrheal diseases in latin america and the caribbean (august 2007) water and sanitation play a crucial role in.
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The effects of urbanization and climate change are converging in dangerous ways cities are major contributors to climate change: although they cover less than. Ci forecasts the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, ecosystem services and communities around the world to assess vulnerabilities and build resilience, including restoring wetlands to enhance water storage and rehabilitating coastal mangrove forests to protect communities from storm surges. The relationship between water, energy, agriculture and climate is a significant one more and more, that relationship is falling out of balance jeopardizing food, water and energy security climate change is a phenomenon we can no longer deny as its effects have become increasingly evident.