Climate change

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Global records show that rising air and ocean temperatures, increased drought, higher sea levels and extreme weather events have occurred since the 1960s. Climate change is widely accepted as an ongoing reality, and will have an impact on many aspects of human activity.

The effects on human health are likely to include the direct impacts of extreme weather events; a lack of clean water; impaired nutrition due to low food security; and increased incidence of infectious diseases, including vectorborne diseases.

China's "National Assessment Report on Climate Change" points out that the climate in China has also undergone a significant change in the past 100 years, mirroring the trend of global climate change.

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Contact information

World Health Organization China Representative Office
401 Dongwai Diplomatic Building,
23 Dongzhimenwai Dajie,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100600, PR China
Telephone: +86 10 6532-7189 / 90 / 91 / 92
Fax: +86 10 6532-2359
E-mail: wpchnwr@who.int