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  • Climate change is a change in the world’s weather systems that occurs over decades. Most of the recent changes in our climate have been brought about by human activity.
  • These changes will have significant consequences for our health, wellbeing and safety.
  • Effects of climate change include increasing air and sea temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, more frequent and increasingly severe extreme weather events and sea level rise. 
  • Climate change may affect our health and wellbeing through the impacts of extreme events, worsening air quality, changes in the spread of infectious diseases, threats to food and water quality and quantity and effects on our mental health.
  • There are things we can all do now to build our resilience to the effects of climate change and help slow its pace.

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Reviewed on: 05-11-2021