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Climate Change and Health

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What is climate change to you?

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Say in few words what comes to your mind when you think about climate change? In other words, to you what is climate change associate with?
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What is climate change?

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For me the first thing that comes in my mind while thinking about climate change is global warming. In general climate change is the change in average weather (temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons) of certain area. These changes are directly related to the increase in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (mainly CO2, methane and nitrous oxide) due to a number of human activities. Increased concentration of these gases will trap much amount of heat that is emitted from the earth and warms the earth as well and have impacts like rising sea levels, melting snow and ice, more extreme heat events, fires and drought, more extreme storms, rainfall and floods. Since many systems in this world are related to climate, a change in climate will affect many related aspects of where and how people, plants and animals live, such as food production, availability and use of water, and health risks.

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