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Climate Change and Human Health Slides

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1 Climate Change and Human Health Mark Oberle [email protected] http://sphcm.washington.edu/ November 27, 2007 Climate Change and Human Health z The basic facts z Human impacts z How did we get into this mess? z Looking ahead Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change z http://www.ipcc.ch/ The greenhouse effect The natural greenhouse effect increases surface temperatures by about 30 o C. Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations increases surface temperatures. Industrial revolution and the atmosphere The current concentrations of greenhouse gases and their rates of change are unprecedented.
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