indirect impacts of climate change

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Climate change will likely raise the already considerable toll of infectious diseases worldwide. This impact is likely to occur because factors such as temperature and rainfall can affect the abundance and distribution of disease vectors or disease-causing microbes, as well as the vulnerability of populations to these diseases. (World Resource Institute)

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climate risksAll risks associated with the impacts of global warming, such as rising sea levels and unusual rain patterns and additional risks to infrastructure due to climate change.Critical human impacts of climate change arise through impacts on human habitat (for example, desertification, temperature ..., direct impacts of climate changeOne of the most easily imagined impacts of global warming is an increase in the number and severity of heat waves. Heat stress is a well-known danger during prolonged bouts of hot weather, especially in cities, which tend to trap heat. Rising sea levels, another expected consequence of global ..., climate change as a threat to MDGSome impacts of climate change can have a direct effect on the achievement of the millennium development goals., MDG 6: combat diseasesExtreme weather events can negatively affect sanitary situation, for example as people are displaced. Vector- and water-borne diseases, malnutrition, and diarrhoea are expected to grow due to climate change.

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