Anthony J. McMichael, Alistair Woodward, Cameron Muir

The Holocene climate experience.
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The Holocene climate experience.

The history of climate and human health gives us a glimpse of the dramatically amplified risks we face if present trends continue.

What can we learn from the past to guide us in adapting to future climate change? What does the story about human experiences of past natural climatic changes tell us in broad terms? At the least it points to the types of risks to the health, survival, and social stability that may result from this century’s human-driven climate change.

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