Adverse Health Effects of Climate Change in New Zealand

These will differ from current preoccupations about health in this country. We are looking at large-scale public health issues.

Early (business as usual and denial):

Extreme climate events, flooding, heatwaves
Illnesses of Poverty

Middle (initial temperature rises, mid 21st century):

Climate refugees
Tropical Illnesses
Sanitation, water supply

Late (sea level rise, major heat events, late 21st century):

Crop Failure
Conflict
Psychological trauma
Starvation

Favourable Health Effects associated with Mitigation of Climate Change in New Zealand


Diet
Exercise
Reduced inequities


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