oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Communities, climate change and the district health system - : main article

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The challenge of responding adequately to climate change at community level is daunting. It does seem that significant and uncomfortable change is inevitable. However, some consideration of the literature shows that there are ways to decrease the size of the impact by seriously rethinking our energy use, especially in affluent communities, and by helping to build resilience, especially in more vulnerable communities. The impending disaster could either be ignored and wreak havoc when it happens, or we could take preventive and preparatory action now to reduce future impact.

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