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Comment & Response
February 17, 2015

Adapting to Climate Change

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • 2Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • 3Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

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JAMA. 2015;313(7):727. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18502

To the Editor Dr Patz and colleagues1 raised concerns about the adverse health effects of climate change. They reviewed the evidence on the effects to date of the future risks from a changing climate and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. Although the authors urged public health preparedness (adaptation) to climate change, there could be limits to the effectiveness of adaptation.

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