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International Co-operation in Health$
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Martin McKee, Paul Garner, and Robin Stott

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.001.0001

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Climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion

Climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion

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(p.61) Chapter 5 Climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion
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International Co-operation in Health
Author(s):

Tony McMichael

Alistair Woodward

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the impact of climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion on health. These changes are the consequence of overload and breakdown of global homeostatic mechanisms. Climate change and ozone depletion demonstrate that the planet is a closed system. Problems like these that are inherently global in nature require a response that is also worldwide. This means that international cooperation will be even more important than in the past, when diseases may have been distributed globally but the causes were essentially local.

Keywords:   global warming, health impact, globalization, climate change, ozone depletion

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