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Intro - There is growing scientific consensus that climate change is happening, is largely human induced, and will have serious consequences for human health. The impact of climate change on global health is probably not yet large, compared with major risk factors, but will become greater later in this century, especially if the world follows one of the so-called high-end emission pathways, such as Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8·5, outlined in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.
Haines, A., K. L Ebi, K. R Smith, & A. Woodward (2014) Health risks of climate change: act now or pay later, THE LANCET 384(9948):20-26.