Health, a state of complete physical, mental, social well-being and freedom from disease, depends on the ecosystems in which we live. For example, climate change results in increased temperatures that lead to heat illnesses, drought, crop failure, undernutrition, the spread of disease etc. To focus on the maintenance of ecosystems and health the UN published Sustainable Development Goals, while health professionals have enumerated causes of death and health risk factors susceptible to a changing climate. To mitigate climate change, and hence risk factors for disease, we must adapt to climate change. This requires political will, stakeholder involvement, education, research, and adequate funds.
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