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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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CUARTAS, Daniel Elias  and  MENDEZ, Fabián. Climate changue and health: challengues for Colombia. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2016, vol.48, n.4, pp.428-435. ISSN 0121-0807.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18273/revsal.v48n4-2016001.

Climate change will affect multiple areas of society, including health. Its health effects will be due to rising temperatures and increased / decreased precipitation and especially the increased frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events. Increased morbidity and mortality in health will be presented through various intertwined with elements of social and natural systems of socio mechanisms - ecosystems. The answer to this complexity requires interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives to assess the vulnerability of sensitive populations and adaptation strategies appropriate to local contexts think. In this sense, this document is to describe the possible effects of climate change on health and pose major challenges for the study of the relationship in the Colombian context.

Keywords : Climate change; health; temperature.

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