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Socially, politically and economically mediated health effects of climate change: Possible consequences for Africa

Bowles, Devin; Butler, Colin


In Africa, as elsewhere in the world, climate change looms as a profound health challenge in this century. Socially, politically and economically mediated ('tertiary') effects will probably be the most significant consequences of climate change, substantially exceeding the probable burden of its direct effects and infectious diseases. Climate change will decrease crop yields in many low-latitude areas, decreasing food security in many countries, including those in Africa. Under-nutrition will...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: SAMJ South African Medical Journal
DOI: 10.7196/SAMJ.8604


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