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  1. New Zealand can expect to see changes in wind and sea current patterns, storm tracks, the occurrence of droughts and frosts and the frequency of heavy rainfall events, as well as rising temperatures. The impacts of climate change in New Zealand will become more pronounced as time goes on.

  2. negative impacts of human activity are likely to be magnified as the effects of climate change intensify. Climate change threatens to slow, halt or even reverse the health gains that society and health care systems have made over the last century (WHO and Healthcare Without Harm 2009). The expected temperature shifts alone have major

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  3. climate change and reduce the associated risks to human health, but have the potential to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. More research is needed to better quantify the health impacts of climate change for New Zealand in the short, medium and long term, particularly where impacts are indirect.

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  4. Sep 30, 2021 · Climate change can affect our mental and physical health Higher temperatures can negatively affect the physical health of people particularly over the age of 65 and people who work outdoors. For example, models indicate that in Christchurch we are already seeing an average of 14 heat-related deaths per year in adults over 65 years old.

  5. It generated new knowledge about the potential impacts of climate change and variability on New Zealand’s environment, including our natural ecosystems and native species, and the impacts on the many productive activities which depend on the environment and enable continued growth and prosperity.

  6. Oct 30, 2021 · Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.

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