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Households' perception of climate change and human health risks: a community perspective.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental health : a global access science source
Publication Date
Volume
11
Pages
1–1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-11-1
PMID: 22236490
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Respondents had clear perceptions about changes in heat, cold and rainfall that had occurred over the last five to ten years. Local perceptions of climate variability (CV) included increased heat, overall warmer winters, reduced rainfall and fewer floods. The effects of CV were mostly negative in terms of means of living, human health, agriculture and overall livelihoods. Most local perceptions on CV are consistent with the evidence regarding the vulnerability of Bangladesh to CC. Such findings can be used to formulate appropriate sector programs and interventions. The systematic collection of such information will allow scientists, researchers and policy makers to design and implement appropriate adaptation strategies for CC in countries that are especially vulnerable.

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