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In recent years, the world has become increasingly preoccupied with the catastrophic potential of global warming and other human-induced environmental changes, and rightly so. But one of the most serious risks has been all but ignored: the threat to human health.The health implications of human-induced environmental change are largely being overlooked, while future generations' quality of life is being mortgaged for economic gain.The Emerging Markets Symposium at the University of Oxford's Green Templeton College recently concluded that these changes have serious implications for human health, especially in developing economies.Repairing the Earth's natural systems, and restoring the health of the planet's most vulnerable populations, is possible.The agreement's remaining signatories must work collectively to solve the world's environmental challenges, paying close attention to the health costs of inaction.Make no mistake: determined opponents will question the science and criticize those who claim that human health is being jeopardized by environmental disregard.
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