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In Reply We agree with Dr Huang and colleagues that there are limits to human beings’ capacity to adapt to climate change, especially if preventive measures are not at the level of full society, multisector interventions. Climate change is neither a conventional single disease agent or toxic exposure nor an individual behavior that can be changed through medical technology or classic public health interventions. It represents a risk that can undermine societal stability and disrupt life-supporting natural resources.
Patz JA, Frumkin H, Haines A. Adapting to Climate Change—Reply. JAMA. 2015;313(7):727-728. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18525