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The landscape can protect our health - if we can protect the landscape

Courtesy of Leonardo Fleck
By Lynne Peeples The Huffington Post November 22, 2013

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations 
COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon swept across the Philippines, leaving more than 5,000 people dead and many more injured, ill, homeless and hungry.

Much has been said of the possible connections between climate change and Super Typhoon Haiyan -- at least to the extent that similarly fierce storms are expected to strike more often and more intensely in the decades ahead. But one issue intersecting both global warming and extreme weather has received little attention: how changes to the natural landscape may be putting public health at greater risk.

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