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Conference on health and climate change

Published måndag 11 oktober 2010 kl 17.30

An international conference on human health and climate change at Stockholm’s prestigious Karolinska Institutet has focused not only the already much discussed repercussions as rising ocean levels and melting glaciers and polar ice caps but also on the diseases spreading to new warmer regions.

At the conference, Swedish Professor Henning Rodhe of Stockholm University professor of chemical meterology, comments on the dramatic threats to human life from spreading droughts, battles over water rights and inundated port cities and island nations.

Also At the conference, one of the global experts on the subject of health and climate change is Australian Professor Tony McMichael, commenting on the changing threats of diseases caused by sometimes tiny carriers of disease – insects spreading to new areas because of warmer temperatures. 

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